The Closing of an Icon After two decades of intense scrutiny relating to operating costs and confinement practices, on Thursday, March 21, 1963, the end of an era arrived with the official closure of Alcatraz. The physical structures on Alcatraz were indicating wear and tear that would cost the government millions of dollars to keepContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alcatraz Closes it Doors for Good. March 21, 1963”
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History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History
by Michael Ray The earliest known purpose-built weapons in human history date to the Bronze Age. Maces, which were little more than rocks mounted on sticks, had questionable value as hunting tools, but they were superbly suited for smashing the bones and skulls of other humans. Later in the Bronze Age, the sword made its first appearance. SinceContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History”
History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876
Plus 6 Fast Facts About Alexander Graham Bell. by John P. Rafferty individual encyclopedia entries about the topics. Alexander Graham Bell, best known as the inventor of the telephone, also made other significant contributions to society during his extraordinary life. He created other useful tools and devices, he made a lifelong commitment to deaf education, and he helpedContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Alexander Graham Bell Received A Patent for the Telephone. March 7, 1876”
History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI
Waco wā´kō [key], city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center. Agriculture and livestock raising are important to the economy, and there is diverse manufacturing. The Huecos (Wacos)Continue reading “History Lesson Feb 28th, 1993. Waco, Texas Shoot Out with the FBI”
History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.
February 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was 39. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalistContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.”
History Tuesdays: St. Valentine beheaded in 270 A.D.
On February 14, around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, is said to have been executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having aContinue reading “History Tuesdays: St. Valentine beheaded in 270 A.D.”