Browsing: September 1

A Brief History Dear students, welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! Digging Deeper I hope that all of you had a spectacular summer!  I am looking forward to helping you learn about history over the coming weeks! I have already introduced myself to you in class, but now I would like to introduce this site.  As in past years, this web site has served as a major resource for students in my courses and is intended to help you learn about our history in a free and concise manner.  Moreover, as I am the sole owner of this site, I…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in September!  Please click on the dates below to learn more information about that date’s paranormal history. Digging Deeper September 2, 2016: Review of Morgan (2016) September 8, 1966: The Original Star Trek Television Series Premiers on NBC September 8, 2017: History and Headlines reviews Stephen King’s It (2017) September 12, 1952: Monster Seen in West Virginia (Flatwoods Monster) September 12, 2014: Farsight Studios Makes Affordable Pinball Available to the Masses! September 14, 326: Holy Sepulchre and True Cross Found in Jerusalem! September 16, 2016: Review of Blair Witch (2016)…

A Brief History On September 1, 1983, a fighter plane of the Air Force of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or Soviet Union) shot down an unarmed civilian passenger plane that had accidentally entered Soviet air space, killing all 269 people aboard.  Shooting down airliners was just one of the dirty tricks pulled by the Soviet Union over the years, against foreigners and against their own people, especially non-Russian Soviets.  Here we list 10 of those incidents, reason we do not mourn the passing of the Soviet Union.  What incidents would you include in this list? (Hint: There…

A Brief History On September 1, 1985, after 73 years sleeping on the deep dark ocean floor, the wreck of the fabled ocean liner, RMS Titanic, was discovered by a joint American-French salvage team led by Robert Ballard, sponsored by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  The mighty ship had sunk on its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg 375 miles South of Newfoundland on April 15, 1912 with the loss of more than 1500 passengers and crew, including the ship’s captain. Digging Deeper Not equipped with sufficient lifeboats for all on board, only about a third (705) of the…

A Brief History On September 1, 1914, the last known living Passenger Pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo.  When Martha the Pigeon died, her species became extinct, and extinct because of over hunting by people.  Once in flocks so great people said you could knock them from the air with a broom, the birds were slaughtered without regard to conservation, and now they are gone, just like many other species.  Here we list 10 notable animal species or varieties that are either totally extinct or nearly so because of the actions of people.  Perhaps cloning can bring some of them…

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