A Brief History    On April 13, 1997,  21-year-old Tiger Woods won his first Masters golf tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to do so.  Not only that, but he won by a crushing 12 strokes and seemed already well on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time.  Newsflash: On April 12, 2015, Jordan Spieth was crowned the second youngest Masters winner of all time after Tiger Woods! Digging Deeper If one regards victories in the 4 major gold tournaments (Masters, British Open, U.S. Open and PGA Championship) as the  measuring stick, however, then it is Jack Nicklaus, with his…

A Brief History Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 2 Deaths linked to Superbug! Comet Lovejoy visible over United States! Digging Deeper Headlines, articles, newspapers, magazines, books, journals, letters, texts, emails and blogs, we are bombarded with information. Our world society values the exchange of ideas, facts, fictions, beliefs and questions. Welcome to the information age. The exchange of information is important in our global society. Most people have access to a device that can singlehandedly access most of all recorded human information in seconds. A byproduct of information is the distribution of knowledge. Knowledge, by its nature, requires reflection…

A Brief History I would like to take this opportunity to explain a little bit about this site! This site features history-related and sometimes bizarre articles and lists and current and otherwise entertaining headlines and topics for your amusement and education. The site began in 2013 as a spin-off of TopTenz with Dr. Zar working as the site’s main writer.  Gradually, Dr. Zar’s dad (Major Dan) replaced Dr. Zar as the site’s main writer and Beth Michaels joined first as a writer and then served as the site’s editor.  In 2015, the site’s original owner transferred ownership of the site…

A Brief History On April 6, 2011, the second San Fernando mass killings incident was discovered.   On February 22, 2014, the day I actually wrote this article, cable and national news outlets trumpeted the capture of Mexican drug Kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, known as “Shorty” or “El Chapo” in Spanish. Digging Deeper Although not the drug lord responsible for the San Fernando massacres, as head of the Sinaloa cartel his underlings have committed perhaps hundreds of murders, massacres, and have certainly planted more than a few mass graves!  Making billions of dollars of ill gotten profits a year, Guzman was…

A Brief History On April 6, 1941, German forces commenced the invasions of Greece and Yugoslavia.  The Second World War was a conflict that left tens of millions dead, perhaps even as many as 60-80 million.  Being such a monumental historical event, many motion pictures have been made about the war, and in a follow up to our previous article on the “10 Best World War II Movies,” here we list 10 of the worst ever.  If we hurt your feelings by listing some of your favorites in the “worst” list, please know that we actually like some of these as well.  Question for students: What…

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