Today in History: February 21

  In 1918, The last Carolina Parakeet, A captive at the Cincy Zoo, Intoned its final tweet.*   * “There were many causes for parakeet’s extinction. Their home habitat, the forest, was cleared in large swaths for agricultural land and their colorful feathers were popular for decorating women’s hats. Farmers considered the parakeets pests because... Read more »

Today in History: February 20

    In 1944, Up against the Joker’s capers, Batman and Robin* Premiere in the papers. *According to co-creator Bill Finger:   “Robin was an outgrowth of a conversation I had with Bob[Kane].  As I said, Batman was a combination of [Douglas] Fairbanks and Sherlock Holmes. Holmes had his Watson. The thing that bothered me was... Read more »

Today in History: February 19

  In 1942 Japanese-Americans learned That FDR ordered Their families interned.*   *Victims of the fog of war.
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Today in History: February 18

  In 1930 Tombaugh discovers Pluto. Once a planet, Now a pseudo.*   *”According to the IAU, a celestial body is a planet if it meets three key criteria: It must orbit the sun; it must be large enough that it pulls itself into a round shape by its own gravity; and it must clear... Read more »

Today in History: February 17

  In 1933 A  Senate vote begat* The end to Prohibition. I’ll  drink to that! *The Senate passed the Blaine Act which initiated the repeal of the 18th Amendment to  the Constitution which banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

Today in History: February 16

  In 600 Pope Gregory* decrees “God bless you”  be said Right after a sneeze. *”Called ‘the Great,’ Gregory has been given a place with Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome, as one of the four key doctors of the Western Church.”  [franciscanmedia.org]
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Today in History: February 15

  In 399 B.C. Philosopher Socrates, seeker of truth, Was sentenced to death For corrupting Greek youth.  

On John Bolton's strange love of the bomb

  “As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country’s 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn’t think they will ‘have many more anniversaries to enjoy’—a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war.”  [mintpressnews.com]... Read more »

Senator Burr proves he is no Sherlock Holmes

  When numerous contacts with Russians occur, Collusion is easy for us to infer. But opposed to this, some Are thickheaded and dumb, Especially GOP Senator Burr.*   *Senate Intelligence chairman: No evidence of Trump-Russia collusion [politico.com]
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Today in History: February 14

  In 1803 Said John Marshall, “I’ve pull To declare Acts of Congress Unconstitutional.” *   *It’s called judicial review.