This Month in History

By Del Meyer on 08/04/2020 1:25 AM

First woman in space: On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space, having been launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours.  Arrest of O. J. Simpson: On June 12, 1994, American gridiron football hero O.J. Simpson was charged […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:46 PM

Featured Article: The Politicization Of Science The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science In the News: The Impeachment Harassment Continues Impeachment is Built on a Trap That Obama Created for Romney Medical Myths: Medicare-for-all will give everybody health care “Medicare-for-all will give everyone healthcare” is a total illusion. Voices of Medicine:  Theodore Dalrymple : A year […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:41 PM

February is sometimes considered the heart month. Valentine’s day for matters close to our heart. February is the American Heart Month Groundhog day: Apparently, he didn’t see his shadow when he crawled out and so spring arrived. On February 1, 1780, The Supreme Court convened for the first time. On February 2, 1848, The U. […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 8:33 PM

January 1: Three American patriots were born;            Paul Revere, a silversmith, in 1735            Betsy Ross, a flag maker in 1752            General “Mad” Anthony Wayne who led the charge on    British garrisons in 1745. January 1, 1863: President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. January 1, 1808: The U. S. Congress officially prohibited African […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 11:07 PM

On December 2, 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in 1985 as the merger of two gas companies, Houston Natural Gas and Internorth. Under chairman and […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:57 AM

November is when the north winds begin to blow and herald the coming of winter. This month is also a time of migration: gray whales swim south to the warm waters of Mexico; ducks, geese, cranes, and even monarch butterflies fly south to escape the ice and snow; and many people now fly south to […]

By Del Meyer on 10/17/2019 8:43 AM

On this month in 1000, Leif Erikson landed in North America On this month in 1853, Turkey declared war on Russia. On this month in 1889, Thomas Edison showed his first motion pictures

By Del Meyer on 10/16/2019 9:48 PM

On September 1, 1181, Pope Lucius III begins a four-year reign, during which the former Cistercian monk founds the medieval inquisition. It condemned heretics and turned them over to civil authorities for burning. On September 1, 1422, Henry VI, nine months old, becomes king of England. Within six weeks he also inherited the crown of […]

By Del Meyer on 09/02/2019 6:13 PM

In some parts of this country, the days of August have a special name: the dog days of summer. It may refer to the doggedly hot temperatures  most regions encounter; others say it raises people’s tempers, causing some to bark like dogs; some say it’s like the laid-back attitude of a dog finding a shady […]

By Del Meyer on 08/06/2019 1:57 AM

Launched at 9:32 AM from Kennedy Space Center Florida Command Module Columbia circled the moon with Michael Collins on board. Lunar Module Eagle with 2 stages orbited around the moon at 1000s miles per hour Missed the planned landing requiring Armstrong to take control from the computer He flew the Eagle manually to the sea […]