Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY, STEPHEN GROVES. Highland Park, IL. Written for Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despiteContinue reading “Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats”

Most Conservative States 2022

Most Conservative States 2022 What states are conservative in the United States? What are conservative politics? The Republican Party is the major conservative party in the United States. Conservative politics aims for a smaller, deregulated government and desires to preserve the political philosophy and regulations articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There isContinue reading “Most Conservative States 2022”

Most Liberal States in 2022

Most Liberal States 2022 “Blue states” are states that have a more liberal population and culture, as opposed to the conservative “red states.” While there are many more red states than blue states, the blue states tend to have much higher populations, so they have higher numbers in indexes like the electoral college and the number ofContinue reading “Most Liberal States in 2022”

This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established

On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system. During early colonial times in the 1600s, few American colonists needed to send mail to each other; it was moreContinue reading “This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established”

FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!

On July 18, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms. Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, in HydeContinue reading “FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!”

July 11, 1960 “To Kill A Mockingbird Published”

On July 11, 1960, the 34-year-old novelist Nelle Harper Lee publishes her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. By the mid-1950s, Lee had followed her dreams of a writing career to New York City, where her childhood friend Truman Capote had already won fame in literary circles. For Christmas in 1956, her good friends Michael and Joy BrownContinue reading “July 11, 1960 “To Kill A Mockingbird Published””

Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamilton in Duel

On July 11, 1804, in one of the most famous duels in American history, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day. Alexander Hamilton, born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, came to the American colonies in 1773 asContinue reading “Aaron Burr slays Alexander Hamilton in Duel”

7 Things You Might Not Know About the Hoover Dam

Get the facts on this engineering marvel, which was dedicated in September 1930. ELIZABETH NIX UPDATED:SEP 1, 2018ORIGINAL:SEP 14, 2015 1. The dam’s name was a source of controversy.Surveyors originally recommended the dam be constructed at Boulder Canyon, leading the initiative to be called the Boulder Canyon Dam Project. Even when Black Canyon later wasContinue reading “7 Things You Might Not Know About the Hoover Dam”

4th of July/Independence Day

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adoptedContinue reading “4th of July/Independence Day”

Mike Tyson Bites Ear

Yes, the bite heard around the world… This happened June 28, 1997. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch. The attack led to his disqualification from the match and suspension from boxing, and was the strangest chapter yet in the champion’s roller-coaster career. Mike Tyson enjoyedContinue reading “Mike Tyson Bites Ear”