Dec-13: From the Mountains on the Moon to the Depths of Hell

December 13 is marked by the last moonwalk and massacres in Nanking, China and Kalavryta, Greece during World War II, the imposition of martial law in Poland and the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It is also the 381st birthday … Continue reading Dec-13: From the Mountains on the Moon to the Depths of Hell

Aug 10: A Day of Navigators, Museums, Reparations and RBG

August 10th is a day of great navigation from Magellan setting sail to circumvent the globe, to the space probe named in his honor orbiting Venus to the ground breaking for the St. Lawrence Seaway.  It is also the birthday … Continue reading Aug 10: A Day of Navigators, Museums, Reparations and RBG

Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp

1781 Zong Massacre In 1781, the crew of the slave ship Zong began throwing 132 slaves overboard to increase the survival rate of remaining slaves and to cash in on insurance for the slaves (which would not have been paid had the … Continue reading Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp