Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

August 31st is marked by two turning points in Polish history – the  Gleiwitz Incident which Hitler used as a pretext to invade and the birth of Solidarity, along with the impeachment and removal of Brazilian President Dilma.  Today also marks … Continue reading Aug 31: Poland, Brazil, Diana, Copyright and Mother Nature

Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care

March 23 is defined by Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.  Tyranny was present on this day when Germany enacted the Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers or when the Roosevelt administration sent Japanese-Americans to … Continue reading Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care

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