Browsing: September 2

A Brief History On September 2, 1885, the Wyoming Territory was the scene of a terrible racially motivated riot that resulted in the deaths of a minimum of 28 Chinese immigrants, and possibly as many as 50.  The aggressors in this case were also recent immigrants to the United States, coming from White, European countries.  The rioting and killing was over the Union Pacific Coal Company paying Chinese miners less than White miners, undercutting the availability of jobs for White immigrants. Digging Deeper Not only did a couple to a few dozen Chinese immigrants lose their lives, additional people of…

A Brief History On September 2, 1901, Teddy Roosevelt first voiced his advice, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  We took the utterance of this phrase, one that became closely associated with TR, as impetus to write 10 Phamous Phrases People are Known Phor.  Today we add another 5 such catch phrases.  What phamous phrases would you add to the list? Digging Deeper 1.  “You’re fired.” Donald Trump. The Donald made this phrase his own, and even tried to trademark the line, on his “reality” television show, The Apprentice.  Since becoming President of the United States in January of 2017,…

A Brief History Morgan, an upcoming 2016 American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and written by Seth Owen, is scheduled to be released on September 2, 2016 by 20th Century Fox. Digging Deeper Viewed on August 24, 2016 with only minimal knowledge of the movie (provided by the trailer), we expected a science fiction/horror type film and that is what we got. Excellent casting in every role and quality acting and directing, we enjoyed the movie quite a bit.  The build up to action was slightly slow, as is to be expected with character development, but once the…

A Brief History On September 2, 2013, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge completed a rebuild project that resulted in it becoming the widest bridge in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014. Digging Deeper A $6.5 billion project that was started in 2002, the Eastern half of the bridge was made into 10 lanes side by side instead of the previous double decker arrangement of 5 lanes in each deck.  This made the bridge an incredible 258.33 feet wide, compared to the original 57.5 feet.  Original construction cost only $77 million, but the completion…

A Brief History On September 2, 1901, the then Vice President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt first used his famous phrase “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.  Presidents and other famous people have often uttered lines that has become closely associated with that person.  Here 10 of the author’s favorite utterances by famous people are listed.  What other catch phrases or signature lines captivate you? Digging Deeper 10. “I am not a crook.” Richard Nixon. Twice elected vice president twice and twice elected president, and this simple line is how he…

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