Browsing: September 14

A Brief History UPDATE:  INDIANS WIN 3-2 IN 10TH INNING! On September 14, 2017, at 7:10 PM, EDT, the Cleveland Indians will Host the Kansas City Royals in an American League baseball game, and when the Indians win, a new major league record will be set for most wins in a row (without any ties). Digging Deeper On Tuesday, September 12th, the Indians won their 20th game in a row, tying the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics of 2002, and on Wednesday, September 13th, the Tribe won a major league record tying 21 games in a row, matched only by the 1935…

A Brief History On September 14, 1814, while observing the Battle of Baltimore from a British ship, lawyer Francis Scott Key penned the poem, The Defence of Fort McHenry, the words that would be adapted as our (the USA) National Anthem.  Commonly sung or played before sporting events and other special events, the tune is normally given the reverence reserved for those things that are greatly valued.  Here we list times when the rendition of The Star Spangled Banner was performed in a way that drew criticism and ire from large chunks of the population.  What examples would you add…

A Brief History On September 14, 1954, the Cold War warmed up a little when the Soviet Air Force dropped a 40-kiloton atomic bomb from a Tupolev Tu-4, a nearly exact copy of the U.S. Boeing B-29 Superfortress. Digging Deeper The Soviets often relied on technology from the West to further their own development of products and weapons.  Joseph Stalin jealously craved a modern heavy bomber of his own, so, when U.S. B-29 bombers made emergency landings on Soviet soil, the bombers were interned by the USSR in spite of American demands that they be promptly returned. Reverse engineering to simple…

A Brief History On September 14th, 2012, in a major invasion of privacy, the French magazine Closer published topless photographs of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.  This incident led to a major outcry as “Kate” was vacationing at a private residence, and many thought the paparazzi had once again overstepped the boundaries of the socially and morally acceptable.  Digging Deeper In our two previous articles from this series, we have already listed 21 women famous for being naked or who, at one point in their lives, had famously been naked.  In this article, we again examine 10 more such ladies.  We are…

A Brief History On September 14, 326 A.D., Helena of Constantinople made one of the greatest discoveries in Christian history when she found the Holy Sepulchre (the crypt where Jesus was entombed) and the True Cross in Jerusalem. Digging Deeper Helena, also known as St. Helen, was the mother of Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome.  In that capacity, she was awarded the title “Augusta Imperatrix.”  She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, both branches of the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran and Anglican Churches. Her son Constantine became the first Christian emperor of Rome and was the namesake…