Feb-14: Matrydom, Murder, Fatwas and YouTube

The day associated with romantic love has been defined by violence, as events of this day include the execution of St. Valentine, the firebombing of Dresden, the kidnapping and murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ayatollah Khomeni’s fatwa on … Continue reading Feb-14: Matrydom, Murder, Fatwas and YouTube

Jan-22, 1973: A Landmark Supreme Court Case, Fallen Giants and Disaster at Kano

January 23, 1973, saw the U.S. Supreme Court announce its ruling in Roe v Wade, the death of President Lyndon Johnson, the deadliest aviation accident and George Foreman’s stunning upset of Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier. Roe v. Wade Legalizes Abortion … Continue reading Jan-22, 1973: A Landmark Supreme Court Case, Fallen Giants and Disaster at Kano

Jul-19: Seneca Falls Convention and Sandinista Victory in Nicaragua

Today marks the 170th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention which is seen as the birthplace for the women’s rights movements in the United States.  It also marks the day Nicaragua’s Sandinista National Liberation Front was formed in 1961 and the … Continue reading Jul-19: Seneca Falls Convention and Sandinista Victory in Nicaragua

April 15: A Day of Heroes and Tragedies

April 15 is marked by some of history’s great tragedies – the death of Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic and the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon.  At the same time, it also defined by great heroes from Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, … Continue reading April 15: A Day of Heroes and Tragedies

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