Browsing: September 19

A Brief History On September 19, 2022, the United Kingdom and all of the Commonwealth will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by conducting her Royal funeral.  Having reigning for a record 70 years, 214 days, she made her mark on British history, but was she the greatest queen in British history? Digging Deeper We ask you for your opinion, and we list a few other possible choices to pick from: Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni tribe of Celtic Britons from an unknown date until 61, fought against Roman occupiers and inspires British people, especially women, to this day. Eleanor…

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A Brief History On September 19, 1692, Giles Corey, age 81, became a footnote in the history of America by becoming the first and only man to be “pressed” to death during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.  Today, we ask our readers and viewers, “What is the Most Horrible Way to be Executed?” Digging Deeper We list a few possible answers, but feel free to name your own: Boiling Alive Brazen Bull Burning at the Stake Crucifixion Drawing and Quartering Drowning Eaten by critters (such as rats, ants, lions, etc.) Pressing Skinned Alive (or Flaying) Stoning Suffocation Question for students…

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A Brief History On September 19, 2018, we once again celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day by, wait for this….  talking like a pirate!  And do not think you can get away with failing to comply if you have nobody to “talk” to.  You must also employ “pirate talk” in your written and electronic correspondence in order to meet the demands of NTLAPD.  Why is this day important?  Because talking like a pirate makes EVERYTHING FUNNIER!  Especially jokes.  Believe us or not, just try it.  Your jokes will become immensely more amusing.  Image if the newscasters talked like pirates. …

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A Brief History On September 19, 2017, we are happy to report on our pre-screening of the latest block-buster sequel out of Hollywood and Twentieth Century Fox, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Cutting right to the chase, and that is exactly how the movie starts, this film is  a worthy sequel to its older brother, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) which grossed a nice profit, $414 million on a budget of $91 million.  The movie premiers in theaters on September 22, 2017. Digging Deeper The Kingsman films are what could be called “spy spoof,” a sort of James Bond meets Get…

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A Brief History On September 19, 1846, 2 shepherd children in La Salette-Fallavaux, France, experienced a vision or an encounter with what has officially been recognized by the Catholic Church as a meeting with the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.  The event, known as Our Lady of La Salette became an important influence on religious thought, influencing such theologians as Saint John Bosco, Saint John Vianney, and writer JK Huysmans. Digging Deeper The encounter began as the 2 children, Maximin Giraud and Melanie Calvat, were returning from a local mountain where they had been tending to their families’ cows. …

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