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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One of the Worst Days of the Year Happening in Idaho This Year
by Jeff The calendar has officially flipped to March, and with it comes many things. Spring will begin later this month, St. Patrick’s Day is near, and the inevitable of daylight savings time is approaching as well. It is a debate twice a year on if states should do away with it or not, andContinue reading “One of the Worst Days of the Year Happening in Idaho This Year”
The 10 Worst U.S. Presidents
Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. by U.S. News Staff Introduction Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. U.S. News averaged the results of three major presidential polls to make its own list of America’s worst presidents. Read more about the history of presidential rankings.Continue reading “The 10 Worst U.S. Presidents”
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”
True Crime Sundays: Ghislaine Maxwell dishes on ‘dear friend’ Prince Andrew, ‘special’ pal Bill Clinton
by Lee Brown Convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell has said she feels “so bad” for her “dear friend” Prince Andrew — and heartbroken at the end of her “special friendship” with former President Bill Clinton. In a series of jailhouse interviews for an upcoming TV documentary, Maxwell decried the fact that famous friends have been hurt and “canceled” through theirContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Ghislaine Maxwell dishes on ‘dear friend’ Prince Andrew, ‘special’ pal Bill Clinton”
Travel Thursdays: 23 Castles You Might Not Expect to Find Hiding in the U.S.
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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”
True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.
by Barnini Chakraborty Alex Murdaugh, a once-wealthy and powerful South Carolina attorney on trial for allegedly shooting his wife and son, took the stand Thursday, testifying he had no part in the grisly double murder and blaming an addiction to painkillers for his erratic behavior in front of friends and law enforcement officials. “I did not shootContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.”
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.”
True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.
by Josh Milton A death row prisoner in Texas told his family ‘don’t worry about me, I’m ready to fly’ in his final words before being executed. Wesley Ruiz, 43, fatally shot a Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix nearly 16 years ago on March 2007 after a high-speed chase. Ruiz, who was Hispanic, receivedContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Death row inmate’s last words were ‘I’m ready to fly’ before lethal injection.”