Browsing: October 7

A Brief History On October 7, 1925, baseball great and Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson died of tuberculosis brought on by a weakening of his respiratory system due to accidental exposure to poison gas during World War I. Digging Deeper Born in 1880 in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, Mathewson grew up playing baseball, becoming a semi-pro player at only 14 years old.  He went on to college at Bucknell University, where he was class president as well as playing on the football and baseball teams.  At the age of 19, Mathewson won 21 games and lost only 2 in minor league…

A Brief History On October 5 and 7, 2017, Kent State University at Stark’s History Club and English Club will be hosting two awesome events for any students and faculty interested in learning more about Dracula and other monsters throughout history and literature. Digging Deeper First, on Thursday, October 5th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in SNB 217, join the History Club and English Club along with Dr. Lindsay Starkey, Dr. Ann Martinez, and Dr. Mary Rooks for a round-table discussion on how monsters have been portrayed throughout history. Then, on Saturday, October 7th at 8:00 PM, as an…

A Brief History On October 7, 1940, the Director of the Far East Section of the Office of Naval Intelligence, Lt. Cmdr. Arthur McCollum, sent an infamous memo up his chain of command that seems to recommend the United States provoke Japan into attacking US forces, thus allowing the US an excuse to enter World War II (WWII) in spite of President Roosevelt’s promise to stay out of the war. Digging Deeper McCollum was responsible for reading and interpreting the decoded intercepts of Japanese secret radio traffic and for monitoring the political and military situation in the Far East. In 2001…

A Brief History On October 7, 1916, in the most lopsided college football game of all time, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland College 222-0.  That is really, really creaming the other side!  Back on August 22, 2014, we ran a list titled “10 Times One Side REALLY Creamed the Other Side (Lopsided Victories),” and here we list another 9.  Last time some folks complained about the lack of examples from American football, so this follow-up list makes up for that.  As always, feel free to mention your own examples of mismatched opponents in the comments section.  Please note that YouTube videos are not available for many…

A Brief History Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, October 7th was skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain in 1582. Digging Deeper Our calendar has changed a number of times in history and with those changes came the skipping and in some cases outright elimination of certain days of the year.  October 7, 1582 was one such date that does not exist in several countries’ history.  The omission of this particular date came with one of history’s most significant updates to the calendar most widely used in the world today: the Gregorian calendar. Prior to 1582, people…