A Brief History On April 1, 2024, there were some large white wading birds by our pond, but I Egret to say an Eagle-eyed Hawk spotted them and attacked.  I am not one to Crow about it, but I am proud of our yard, as long as no Turkey tries to vandalize the property, because that really ruffles my Feathers. Digging Deeper Just yesterday an old Buzzard smoking a White Owl cigar turned his car around on our grass, and then tried to Duck away when I approached.  He must have been Chicken!  When I confronted him, he Quailed in…

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A Brief History On March 31, 1995, American singer and “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena, was murdered, incredibly by the president of her fan club!  The bad fan had as part of her fan club duties the responsibility for managing income from club dues, merchandise, and other Selena income, money that she was embezzling.  Soon after the thefts were discovered, the fan gone bad shot Selena to death at the age of 23. Digging Deeper It may be nice at times to have loyal fans, but some fans go too far.  Some examples of fans going overboard include: John Lennon,…

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A Brief History On March 30, 1855, pro-slavery raiders called “Border Ruffians” poured into Kansas from Missouri to sway elections in Kansas to pro-slavery. Digging Deeper Kansas became a state in 1861 that did not permit slavery.  The admission of Kansas as a “free” state was a cause of the US Civil War, a topic that has become political kryptonite during the 2024 election year. Why did the US fight the Civil War?  This question still baffles some of our contemporary politicians, and so today, we list some of the reasons. First, slavery was not the only issue, although it…

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A Brief History On March 29, 1951, Copenhagen, Denmark was the scene of one of the most bizarre bank robberies ever, a robbery that cost two people their lives! Digging Deeper Investigators later reconstructed the crime, with the two robbers probably sharing a jail cell after being convicted of treason during World War II.  In prison they developed an interest in hypnosis and Asian mysticism. One ex-con allegedly hypnotized the other to rob a bank, and in the process killed a teller and the bank manager.  The robber fled by bicycle but was soon captured.  The hypnotist half of the…

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A Brief History On March 28, 1910, aviation history was made when French aviator, Henri Fabre, made the first take off by an airplane from water in a seaplane of his own design. Digging Deeper The aptly named Fabre Hydravion, was of the “float plane” type, an airplane equipped with floats slung underneath, as opposed to the “flying boat” type where the hull of the airplane is the floatation device on the water. Before World War II, there was a lack of suitable airfields around the world, making airplanes that could take off and land on the water versatile machines. …

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