Browsing: October 6

A Brief History On October 6, 1994, The Open University of Catalonia headquartered in Barcelona, Spain was established as the first new and fully online university.  Today, continuous learning is no longer a personal whim, but a requirement of time.  Fortunately, you don’t have to go to college to get an online education.  Online courses allow you to continuously receive new knowledge.   The Pro-Papers team will tell you about all the advantages and disadvantages of such an online education. Digging Deeper Today, more and more people are studying online: taking courses, learning new programs, and even changing their profession. Technology is…

A Brief History On October 6, 2017, we await another weekend of NFL football while President Trump and the country wait with bated breath, waiting to see what kind of protest the NFL players will or will not participate in prior to or during the National Anthem. Digging Deeper Originally meant to protest police brutality and the wanton murder of Black men by the Police across the USA, somehow that message has gotten lost in malarkey about free speech and Constitutional Rights.  POLICE ARE NOT MURDERING BLACK MEN ACROSS THE USA! People that fear the police are generally ones that…

A Brief History On October 6, 1977, the Soviet aircraft design bureau, Mikoyan-Guryevich, flew their MiG-29 supersonic fighter for the first time.  In service since 1983, over 1600 of these highly capable air superiority and fighter bomber jets have been built, and incredibly (for a fighter aircraft) the plane is still in production. Digging Deeper Conceived as the lower end mix of fighter jets, similar to the American F-16 vis a vis the F-15, the MiG-29 is the smaller, cheaper half of the Su-27/MiG-29 mix of Soviet (now Russian) fighters.  (Note: Twice as many MiG-29’s have been built as have…

A Brief History On October 6, 1976, the former dictator (Prime Minister) of Thailand, Thanom Kittikachorn, returned to Thailand after he had fled the country in 1973, which generated mass protests.  The ensuing crushing of the protesters in an incident that became known as the Thammasat University Massacre made way for a military coup in which the military seized power from the elected civilian government.  It is a widespread belief that countries run by the military are second rate.  This article elaborates on this conception and the things dictatorships and military governments commonly do that fuel it. Digging Deeper If your country’s leader wears a military…

A Brief History On October 6, 1945, Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat were ejected from Chicago’s Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series thereby (allegedly) cursing the Chicago Cubs for at least the next sixty years! Digging Deeper First off, while those in Chicago are probably more apt to be familiar with this story than our vast readership from outside of Chicago, please dear non-Chicagoan readers rest assured that we are not making up this entry in our daily reporting on cracked events in world history! The story goes as follows: a Greek immigrant to…