Browsing: September

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 28th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 28, 551 BC, Chinese philosopher Confucius was born, a life started that would have a major influence on billions of people for centuries to come. On September 28, 48 BC, Pompey the Great was assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. On September 28, 235 A.D., Pope Pontian became the first pope to resign…

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A Brief History On September 28, 2008, the first Formula One night race was held, the Singapore Grand Prix.  The high-profile international auto race was won by Fernando Alonso driving for the Renault F1 team.  Later, it was discovered that Alonso’s teammate, Nelson Piquet Jr., had been ordered by team managers to deliberately cause a crash to help Alonso win the race. Digging Deeper This race would not be the first or the last time pro sports events were “fixed,” either by cheating or by deliberately losing in order to affect betting outcomes. Some other examples include the 1919 “Black…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 27th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 27, 1777, the Continental Congress, precursor to the United States Congress, fled the American capital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (our first capital city) as British troops closed in. On September 27, 1937, the smallest of all sub-species of tiger, the Bali Tiger, native only to the Indonesian island of Bali, went extinct. On September 27, 1944, The Kassel Mission, which resulted in the…

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A Brief History On September 27, 1962, the book, Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson was published.  The book dealt with environmental science and focused on the widespread use of pesticides and the disinformation provided by the manufacturers of those chemicals. Digging Deeper Carson made a case that the indiscriminate use of these chemicals was poisoning the environment and killing off many beneficial insects along with the pests.  Additionally, many birds suffered ill effects from the pesticides, and Carson projected that one day the birds would be gone, hence the title of the book. You might have thought a cataclysmic environmental…

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A Brief History Legal drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Burial on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD, 6001 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/BURIALHHVV28.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe…

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