Browsing: September

A Brief History On April 1, 2024, there were some large white wading birds by our pond, but I Egret to say an Eagle-eyed Hawk spotted them and attacked.  I am not one to Crow about it, but I am proud of our yard, as long as no Turkey tries to vandalize the property, because that really ruffles my Feathers. Digging Deeper Just yesterday an old Buzzard smoking a White Owl cigar turned his car around on our grass, and then tried to Duck away when I approached.  He must have been Chicken!  When I confronted him, he Quailed in…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 30th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 30, 1888, unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper killed his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. On September 30, 1915, the aviation world achieved a milestone of sorts when the first incident of a combat airplane being shot down by ground fire took place over Serbia. On September 30, 1927, the greatest slugger of all time in…

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A Brief History On September 30, 1947, the “fall classic” of the “great American pastime” kicked off, the 1947 MLB Championship known as The World Series.  The teams competing were the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees, a cross town series that might have left the rest of the country without a horse in the race, so to speak.  Still, it was a special series indeed. Digging Deeper The 1947 Series went all seven games, three decided by one run and two decided by only two runs.  The Yankees won, but that was not the historic part. The series…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 29th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 29, 522 B.C., following two years of bizarre and bloody political intrigue, King Darius I the Great of Persia killed a Magian (think of the magi or wise men of the Bible) usurper, thereby securing Darius’s hold as great king of the Persian Empire. On September 29, 1714, Cossacks from the Russian Empire slaughtered 800 Finns on the island of…

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A Brief History On September 29, 1714, Cossacks from the Russian Empire slaughtered 800 Finns on the island of Hailuoto during the Russian invasion of Finland, then part of the Swedish Empire, known as The Great Wrath. Digging Deeper Russia has long had a tumultuous relationship with their neighbors, Finland and Sweden, and this time the Russians had the upper hand, defeating Sweden in battles leading up to the massacre at Hailuoto. During 1714, Russia managed to occupy virtually all of Finland, until the end of the Great Northern War, which finally ended by the treaty of Nystad in 1721.…

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