Browsing: October 31

A Brief History On October 31, 2017, an Uzbek immigrant to the United States deliberately drove a rented truck into a New York City bicycle and jogging path, killing 8 people and injuring another 11 in a terrorist mass killing that proves bad people do not need guns to commit terrible crimes. Digging Deeper Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov was apparently a supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and intended his actions as a terrorist event.  After leaving the truck, he brandished a paintball gun and a pellet gun and was shot and wounded by the police. …

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A Brief History On October 31, 2020, we wish you all a Happy Halloween! Digging Deeper Below is a video of various images of Halloween over the years from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. Question for students (and subscribers): What are you doing for Halloween this year?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please feel welcome to subscribe to History and Headlines by liking us on Facebook and becoming one of our patrons! Your readership is much appreciated! Historical Evidence For more…

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A Brief History On October 31, 2008, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list.  Today, Bitcoin is autonomous of customary banking and, as indicated by some top online merchants, is viewed as the most mainstream computerized cash that depends on PC systems to illuminate complex math. Issues, for verification and to record the subtleties of each exchange performed. The Bitcoin conversion scale is not subject to the national bank and is not the main power that administers the conveyance of digital currency. Be that as it…

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A Brief History On October 31, 1917, during World War I, the war that brought the mass use of machine guns, armored vehicles, airplanes and poison gas into warfare, a singular battle stands out as an anachronism when the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force sent infantry and cavalry units against the Yildirim Army Group (Ottoman Turks and Germans) defending the town of Beersheba in the Negev region of what is now Israel.  Incredibly, the largely Australian and Anzac mounted troops made the cavalry charge with their rifles slung over their backs, and their bayonets in their hands! Digging Deeper After some…

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A Brief History By statute enacted on October 31, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to take possession of various territories ceded by France to the United States of America in what is known as the Louisiana Purchase.  In the swamps of Louisiana, there roams, in the shallow depths, a modern-day dinosaur: the Louisiana Crocodile. For years, this beast plagued the lands of Louisiana, claiming a few noble Louisianan lives until a group of knights — the Cajuns — became fed up. They called themselves ‘Swamp People’. And with a group of fresh Cajun recruits, the Swamp People armed themselves…

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