A 'Goon Squad' operated in Rankin Co., Mississippi, using torture, racist name calling, and abuses for decades. A sheriff who refuses to resign as this happened under his watch! And, he was reelected?
In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously agreed that all defendants have a right to counsel. One poor, illiterate man made a difference and changed the law.
Philadelphia has had corruption for years and years. This detective, Phillip Nordo was allowed to continue his crimes for years while Philadelphia dismissed his hundreds of complaints.
A Wanted Criminal for 25 years still missing. Stole 350 million, left family holding the bag for his 10 million dollar bond, and evicted.
Human trafficking is a huge business making 150 billion in profits per year! The US State Dept estimates 24.9 million humans trafficked worldwide.
Long before the rich found the beauty of Martha's Vineyard the Wampanoag Indians lived there for thousands of years. They called the island 'Noepe' meaning 'Land Between the Sea.'
Inventors have been around for centuries making our world easier and productive. They enabled us to heal, play, and build for the future.
There are many genetic disorders and an extremely rare one is Hypertrichosis. It is so rare, that only 50 discovered worldwide.
The Walking Tall movie was released initially in 1973. But, was it fiction, and was Buford Pusser a hero or thug? There are two sides to the legend of Sheriff Buford Pusser.
A global movement provokes people to engage with each other and their communities. Thousands worldwide have participated in the "Play Me, I'm Yours" phenomenon.
Sentinel Island is home to the Sentinelese tribe. They are considered dangerous. It is believed they have occupied the island for at least 60,000 years.
Thousands of children's lives were ruined as corrupt judges profited, and others in the legal system ignored the signs. Juveniles sentenced as young as eight years old, for minor offenses such as jaywalking.
Some consider Napoleon a hero, others a dictator. Napoleon was a complex man, a military leader, and exiled twice. Yet his Napoleonic Codes are still the basis of civil law in over 70 countries.
Cannibal killers are rare and usually done by men. But, there are several cases of women. Among them is Katherine Knight, who is in prison without parole with a notation "Never To Be Set Free."
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, prize fighter, and wrongfully convicted of a triple murder. Finally released after almost 20 years in prison.
The Civil War is rich in history conflicts, hardships, tragedies, heroes and even folk heroes. David O. Dodd, age 17 and became a Confederate folk hero when he was hanged on January 8, 1864 in Aekansas.
The criminal justice and immunity of prosecutors, judges, and police need to be re-evalued and they need to be held accountable for malicious acts.
Only American hanged as a slave trader. Yet there were many other slave traders but the government, corruption, and business all looked the other way for years and years until Captain Nathanian Gordon was hanged in 1862.
Junk Science has put thousands in prison using unreliable forensic methods. Evolving science has proven this. Another reason to clarify the Criminal Justice System. It is Roberson's last chance for justice to be determined by U.S. Supreme Court
Abuses of Power in our criminal justice system is way, way out of wack! No one, including prosecutors should be above the law. Immunity should not be allowed and accountability should be enacted when blantant miscarriage of justice is found.
It's a drug crisis and getting worse and Fentanyl is the drug and the leading cause of deaths. It is expected the deaths could top 100,000 this year.
Yes, innocent people do make false confessions with a high rate of convictions based solely on this fact. More clarity needs to be done with police interrogations.
Facial transplants are an important development to enhance the quality of life for those harmed by burns, facial trauma, disease or birth defects. A facial transplant is risky but the receipants say the benefits outweigh the risks.
It is alarming shoplifting is the No. 1 major property crime in the U.S. And now Organized Crime is hitting high-end retail stores. Billions are lost annually due to shoplifting.
Once in a century someone so gifted will set many, many records. When Ohtani is on the field you will be watching history. Ohtani is often compared to Babe Ruth, and for good reason.
Gold was the first precious metal known to mankind. Egyptians began using gold some 3600 years B.C. The first gold discovered in the U.S. was 1799 in North Carolina.
Police misconduct is costing cities millions, lives lost, defendants years lost, families lost, yet police collecting their pensions! Accountability of misconduct laws needs to change.
Global warming and climate change. We are almost at the tipping point when it will be impossible to change.
Lt. Charles Becker died in NY's electric chair in 1915. But so many problems with his conviction and sentencing involving criminals and politicians. The question remains of his guilt and execution. New York was full or corruption and vice.
The worse case of torture and police misconduct in Rankin Co., Mississippi and was going on for years.
Both a book and a film, Just Mercy tells of the injustice an racial problems in the U.S. It is disturbing how those unale to speak for themselves are so taken avantage of.
On death row for 25 years yet innocent. Prosecutorial misconduct and money paid to witness and kept from defense for 16 years!
Accountability is an absolute necessity for meaningful justice reform. Far too many wrongful convictions are occurring at a rapid pace. Prosecutorial is a leading cause and is wrong.
Prosecutors seem to think of only a win and not the ethics of the law by hiding evidence, ignoring the Brady Rule. The wrongs they do affecting the lives of the accused with no regard to the law. It happens too frequently.
The Appalachian Trail is a 2190 mile trail through 14 states from Georgia to Maine. The entire trail will take 5-7 months to complete encompassing nature at it's best.
Friendships are the most important thing affecting our psychological and physical well-being. They are pivotal in boosting harmony in our lives.
It can be very scary to suffer a stroke. Especially when you're unsure of long-term effects and recovery. A stroke can happen to anyone for no reason and regardless of age.
Natural disasters are not new to the world. Earthquakes always happen and are disastrous in loss of lives and economic losses. There are several dangerous faults in the United States.
Before the juvenile court system was in place, youngsters were sent to adult prisons. In 1893, it happened to 11-year-old Anton Woode, who was convicted of murder. Could he be rehabilitated?
The prestigious golf tournament, the MASTERS, is played annually, the first week of April, in Augusta, Georgia. This year there are eighty invitees, all vying for the coveted Green Jacket with a win.
Durrell was dedicated to saving endangered species from extinction. He and Sir David Attenborough shared the same philosophy and both are legends and role models for conservation.
Thomas Nast, 1840-1902, was the Father of American cartoons and caricatures. Best known for taking down "Boss" Tweed and for corruption in Tammany Hall. New York.
The original Florida Crackers were Scots-Irish in Florida from Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Spanish called them 'white renegades.' Cattle and horses running wild are great for cowboys.
In 1922, the most famous Egyptian pharaohs were discovered. His tomb was almost intact, and his solid gold mask riveted the world.
Bessie Blount was born in 1914 and became a nurse, teacher, inventor, and forensic scientist. She was a remarkable woman and her inventions for the handicapped to learn to feed themselves.
Peter Mark Roget, with his lifelong compulsion of list making, gave us the Thesaurus. A book helping millions to find the perfect word in our writing. The Thesaurus is a gift to the public.
One of the most anticipated events in American sports is the NCAA Basketball Tournament. First played in 1939 when Oregon beat Ohio State 46-33 to win the first NCAA Basketball Tournament. This year, 2023, March Madness begins in Dayton, Ohio March 14-15, 2023.
Dorothea Lange, a famous photographer, gave America an 'eye' into the poverty of the depression era, migrant workers, and the Japanese internment of WW II. Her photo of the Migrant Mother became the most reproduced photo in the world.
Edward Abbey was an advocate of the environment, an activist, and an author. He challenged the exploration of the wilderness through oil, mining, and commercialism. Abbey authored the award-winning Desert Solitude.
Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced in 1887 remains immortal. He has influenced real-life criminology, introducing forensics, logic, and observation.
With decades of films, Sidney Pointier was the first Black actor to win the Academy Awards for Best Actor in 1962. But he was also an advocate for Civil Rights.
It started in 1923 with crime, vice, Al Capone, bootlegging, and corrupt justice. Three women on Murderers Row, Cook County jail, Chicago, Illinois. It seems appearances swayed the court, juries, and public opinion.
In 2003, overzealous prosecutor Beth Silverman and lying LAPD detectives put Juan Catalan in jail for murder, even though he was at a Dodgers game with his daughter at the time. It took diligent lawyer Todd Melnik and an episode of Larry's David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to prove Juan's innocence.
Who would ever suspect an attractive black woman of stealing cartier diamonds? Doris Payne, known as Diamond Doris, was an international diamond thief for over sixty years.
Sports Mascots provide a conduit between teams and fans. Teams change players, and some retire, but the Mascot never jumps ship. Mascots are a marketer's dream and provide a steady income for revenue.
Back in 1871, William Frisbie opened a pie company in Connecticut. Of course, university students at Yale were industrious and made a game of tossing those pie tins around, yelling 'Frisbie' as they released the tin. Today, millions enjoy the game of Frisbee.
What is it that makes an athlete excel and set records? Several attributes can apply. But, is it nature or nurture, or, possibly just mental?
Lake Baikal is one of the most ancient lakes in geological history, believed to be 30 million years old. It is on a rift valley created by the earth's crust still drifting apart. The lake has a depth of 5387 feet.
St Jude Children's Hospital started with a promise Danny Thomas made in 1962. Today, St. Jude has grown to be a salvation for children with the catastrophic diseases.
Keanu Reeves is truly a genuine and humble humanitarian. His movies The Matrix and the John Wick Series have made him an international star, and he is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joe Louis, the Greatest boxer, reigned for 11 years as heavyweight champion. But, he broke the color barrier in PGA Golf by challenging the 'Caucasians Only by-law in 1952!
In June 1944, a 14-year-old black boy was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in South Carolina. A sham trial took just three hours and ended with a 10-minute verdict. He was electrocuted on June 16, 1944.
Vincent van Gogh was plagued throughout his life with a psychiatric illness. He was known as the 'mad artist' yet he produced over 2000 artworks including 800 oil paintings. He was only one of several artists affected by mental illness.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California and is larger than the state of Texas. It is a collection of marine debris and microplastics harmful to animal and human life.
Age spots, or liver spots, are a part of aging that most of us will face. They seem to appear after age 50 and are not dangerous. They are flat dark spots appearing on the face, hands, and arms.
Fred Harvey and his Harvey Girls served to open the American West, providing excellent, fresh food served by efficient and trained women. Together they allowed the public to travel to see the West in relative comfort.
The fifty-foot stainless steel Dignity statue depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains dress style receiving a Star Quilt. Created to honor North American culture created by Sculptor Dale Lamphere.
Opening in 1907, Ziegfeld Girls was the inspiration using the Follies Bergere of Paris. Florenz Ziegfeld took it further using American beautiful girls dressed in flamboyant costumes with famous stars of Hollywood singers, comedians, and dancers.
The Lynnewood Mansion of Philadelphia, known as the "American Versailles," construction began in 1897 and was completed in 1900 for the Peter Widener family. The Lynnewood Hall Preservation Foundation was established to acquire funds for its preservation.
Known today as the Hoover Dam as it creates the largest reservoir, Lake Mead, and provides power and water to millions. Work began during the Great Depression and was dangerous for the workers.
Superstitions have been around for the millennium. They are common among people of all occupations, education, and income levels. They give us the illusion that we have some control over what may happen next.
The surge of book banning results from a network of political and advocacy groups targeting books with LGBTQ and storylines involving characters of color. It is alarming, on the rise and we should all be afraid of our rights.
In the scope of occupations, there are several reasons why some jobs no longer exist. In the early days' work was often simple tasks for basic needs. Today, A-I, computers, and automation have replaced humans. Take a look at some jobs that are obsolete today.
There has always been a question of the origin of man. Thanks to Svante Paabo, a geneticist of the Max Planck Institute and recent Nobel Prize winner, and his discovery of extinct humans and the new field of DNA Studies called paleogenomics.
Every institution that houses rare books, manuscripts, and maps are subject to theft. It is almost too easy, as years can go by before any theft is uncovered. Antique, rare maps, and books are prized around the globe for historical, beauty, and cultural significance.
Women have long been hidden in the shadows of science. Their contributions and discoveries have been grabbed by male counterparts, and the term "the Matilda effect" was coined to describe their achievements and recognition being denied.
Belle Greene, passing as White, became the personal librarian for J.P. Morgan. Born to Black parents in 1879, she reinvented herself to gain access to a white world as J.P. Morgan's Personal Librarian.
The true story of a self-amputation by mountain climber Aron Ralston after five days trapped by a boulder in Blue John Canyon, Utah. His perseverance and determination set him free. The movie 127 Hours was nominated for six Academy Awards.
A tragic, heartbreaking story of socialite Blanche Monnier, who was locked in an attic by her mother for 25 years when she refused to give up the man she loved. Being isolated in a dark room for decades led to Blanche's mental stability becoming unhinged, and she never really recovered.
High IQ may be great, but it fails to measure emotional, social, artistic skills, or creativity. Geniuses may appear to be outcasts or loners with difficulty adjusting socially. Groups like MENSA or PROMETHEUS exist to bond with others of high intelligence.
Frances Glessner Lee was born during the Gilded Age to wealthy parents in Chicago in 1878. Her fame came from her miniature dioramas of authentic crime scenes called "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" used for training homicide detectives.
The great Nation of the Osage Indians was forced to cede their ancestral lands several times before settling in Oklahoma. Karma was good for them as oil was discovered on their reservation in 1906, making the extremely rich. Then the murders and corruption began.
Alaska is a beautiful, vast area. It's also covered in the wilderness, secluded with mountains, vortexes, anomalies, lots of legends, and UFOs.
Halloween is one of the Top Five Holidays. The holiday dates back 2000 years to the ancient Celts. It was then called Samhain. Today, it's a billion-dollar bonanza.
Charles Jackson French swam 6-8 hours in shark-infested waters to save 15 men from their sunken ship hit by Japanese bombs.
Without the Merchant Marines, America could not have won the Revolutionary War and the fight for Independence. Their contributions were vital throughout the decades, yet they were never recognized as Veterans.
The most watched sporting event in the world! The LV II Super Bowl is set! It will be held at the State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona. Unofficially it is known as an American Holiday.
England ordered the deportation of thousands of French Acadians from 1755-1763. And 250 years later, Queen Elizabeth II issued a Proclamation acknowledging the wrongs they did to the Acadian people.
There are always two sides to every story. Criticism is rampant about the new LIV GOLF league. Saudi Arabia throwing BIG money to players to sign with them. But, at what cost to these players? Can money buy a soul?
Almost 100 years ago, a legend was born named the Four horsemen. They were forever enshrined in American football. Knute Rockne, head coach and the genius of football. On October 18, 1924, Notre Dame upset Army at the Polo Grounds in New York City
Hetty Green is known as the Queen and Witch of Wall Street. The Guinness Book also called her the "World's Greatest Miser." Read on to learn about her.
Henry Ford dreamed of his own village growing rubber trees in the Amazon forest. In 1928 his goal was to break the monopoly of Britain and the rubber industry. But, it was a colossal disaster.
The Supreme Court has given the public a disastrous summer with more to come. The Court is unbalanced and biased toward special interests and GOP politicians. Faith in the Supreme Court has dwindled to a low of 30%..
It was the ancient Greeks who paved the way for democracy. They developed a system of self-government that influenced how our Founding Fathers set out to construct the United States government. They gave us the Rules of Law that prevents abuses of power by those who believe they are above the law.
Over two hundred years ago while Napoleon was invading Egypt in the town of Rosetta, a stone was discovered written in three languages. This ancient stone would unlock the key to decoding hieroglypics.
A unique way to boost your brain. Learning facts promotes dopamine similar to gambling without the negative effects. It is a cool way to learn a variety of facts and can be fun, addictive, and healthy.
Sea turtles have roamed and maintained the health of our oceans for 100 million years. Unfortunately, mankind is driving them to extinction.
The American Revolutionary War had no greater general than Benedict Arnold yet he turned traitor. Without his military accomplishments, America might never have gained its Independence. Arnold and his wife lived in exile in London after his treason.
A remarkable woman, Nellie Cashman, was known as the Angel of the Yukon for dog-sledding through wolves, ten feet of snow, and avalanches to save starving miners bringing supplies and medicine to save hundreds of miners.
A murder mystery of 1866 inspired the legendary folk song Tom Dooley sung by the Kingston Trio in 1958 soaring to #1 on Music Industry Charts.
The slave, Angelique was accussed, convicted, tortured, and hanged in 1734. But, was she a scapegoat or truly innocent?
From 1859-to 1932 some 100,000 poor and orphaned children were shipped to Canada for a better life. Advocates believed a viable and benevolent solution could be had. Anne MacPherson and Dr. Barnardo were pioneers of child migration.
John McDermott was the first U.S. born to win a U.S. Open event. And he did this at age nineteen! In 1916 admitted to a mental hospital in Pennsylvania for the rest of his life. A humanitarian act of Arnold Palmer to McDermott shortly before he died in 1971.
Lewis Hine was instrumental in giving the public an 'eye' into the abuses of child labor. Going undercover, he used his camera to capture the horrors of working children.
Deadly diseases have been among humans for thousands of years. It was not understood transmission or how to treat them. Millions died throughout pandemics and during the Black Death, which was known as the greatest disaster of history.
Mark Twain was one of the best-loved authors. Known for his humor and dry wit. He made a fortune but with bad investments, lost a fortune. Best remembered for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. His books have been translated in 75 languages.
An insurrection by White Supremacists on November 10, 1898, happened in Wilmington, North Carolina 1898. They were set on overthrowing the legitimately elected politicians of the bi-racial government.
The most famous spy ring of the Revolutionary War. Organized by General George Washington and Major Benjamin Tallmadge in 1778. Using code names they infiltrated the British Army obtaining their troop secrets.
Both the Union and the Confederate had women, spies during the Civil War. Although spying was extremely dangerous, women were often overlooked as spies. Yet their unique female skills proved to be assets in acquiring secrets of the other side and useful to generals.
Born in 1922, Charles "Sparky" Schulz always wanted to draw cartoons. When he started submitting, he was often rejected but he kept going. His big break came in 1950 when PEANUTS was published and he became famous for his characters with Charlie Brown.
Giant squid and his cousin, the colossal squid are elusive, enormous, and ferocious. Tales of monsters sinking ships, drowning sailors told for years. Squid are fascinating, rarely seen by man, and the primary source of food by sperm whales.
Eons ago when the continents were breaking away from Gondwana to form what today are the seven continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica. Now, scientists confirm the new continent called Zealandia.
Lewis Carroll, using his pen name, wrote Alice In Wonderland in 1856 based on a young girl and her sisters as they shared picnics. He made up stories enchanting them. Alice In Wonderland has never been out of print and published in over 70 languages.
Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man was born in 1863 with no symptoms of what would change his life forever. Born with a disease so rare it only affects one in one million. Known as a mutation of the gene AKT1, today called PROTEUS SYNDROME.
There are numerous health benefits of laughter. April is National Humor Month bringing awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. The world needs more joy and hopes to improve our mental and physical health.
Tommy Armour was seriously wounded in WW I with a shattered arm, a metal plate in his head, and blind from mustard gas. Yet he went on to win several PGA golf championships and was a renowned teacher of golf to many.
Prince William was generous, warm, loyal, and a risk-taker. He flew his own planes, trekked the Sahara, and flew in balloons. But, he fell in love with the wrong lady and died in a plane crash in 1972.
Sir David Attenborough has inspired millions with his passion for nature and its fragile beauty. His documentaries include Planet Earth, The Blue Planet, Wildlife, and many others. He has traveled two million miles around the globe to bring us the best of nature.
Blizzards are dangerous and devastating causing loss of life, millions in damages, and paralyzing transportation and communications.
The Whitney Plantation is the first designed around the enslaved giving them a voice. Memorials on the plantation such as A Wall Of Honor with names of 350 enslaved to educate visitors about their lives.
Samurai warriors were a military nobility known for discipline, intelligence, skill, and courage. They operated from 1183 until the Meiji Restoration of 1876.
We owe a debt to Elizabeth Blackwell in medicine due to her perseverance and advocating for women physicians. Elizabeth defied odds becoming the first female doctor in the U.S. She was a champion for women guiding them to become physicians,
Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar playing the maid Mammy in Gone With The Wind in 1939.
Alice Ball was an African-American with an M.S. in chemistry and discovered the treatment for leprosy. However, a powerful white man took the discovery as his own and named it the Dean Method.
Audrey Hepburn endured tragedy throughout her life. She lived the horrors of WW II, the starvation of the war, and the desertion of her father. She went on to become a celebrated actress and a Goodwill Ambassador.
Henry J. Heinz was a man ahead of his time building from a small garden plot into a worldwide, billion-dollar empire. And doing it with the best products, in the safest way, and utilizing marketing skills.
The Color Barrier was broken in 1947 ib the MLB National League by Jackie Robinson and by Larry Doby in the MLB American League. Doby was the second African American to break the barrier and was somewhat forgotten for his contribution to MLB.
In medieval times, this was an unconsecrated graveyard in London for prostitutes, paupers, and criminals. There are no headstones, only an iron gate with ribbons, beads, and mementos.
Lawyer, Temple Lea Houston was considered one of the finest orators in the country. Son of famous Sam Houston, Temple made a name for himself as a lawyer and his theatrics in the courtroom. And always with his Colt 45.
Norman Rockwell championed small-town America endearing him to millions. He had an eye for every detail and became the most famous illustrator in the world. His works trace the history of the 20th century and is known as "The Story Teller of America."
If not for a freak accident, John Heisman might never have become a legend in American football. He changed the game forever with his numerous innovations.
Scott Joplin, a legend of Ragtime combing classical with syncopated African rhythm leading the public to the age of Jazz. He won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously for his contribution to music.
REad about one of the best-equipped expeditions in Australia's history that turned into a huge failure. Nineteen men, led by Burke and Wills, left Melbourne, Australia on a 2000-mile trip in 1860, but only one survived.
An extraordinary man with many skills. A master fencer, composer, conductor, and violin virtuoso. Yet, racial discrimination never allowed him to have the credit he deserved.
The Green Book was a guidebook for African American road trippers. There was widespread discrimination and Jim Crow laws used against blacks all across America. It was a dangerous time for blacks to travel.
Throughout the world no one made more people laugh than Charlie Chaplin. He was the first megastar and often called the most famous man who ever lived. But there was another side of him also.
Imagine diving 6.78 miles into a dark unknown world beneath the ocean. Water covers 70% of our planet yet we have only explored 5% of the Oceans. Is it possible the secrets could save our planet?
Boho Chic is an unconventional lifestyle associated with hippie fashions of the 60s and 70s. Yet it started way back in the 19th century. Today, it is a relaxed, artistic, and creative fashion.
A duel means 'a war between two.' Dueling has been around for centuries and brought to America in colonial times. Lasting from the 1600s to the last duel in 1859. Dueling lost its luster after the bloody Civil War.
Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish leader in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848 and a Brigadier General of the Union in the Civil War. Founder of Co. K of the 69th Irish Brigade.
The Mary Rose sank with 500 men aboard as King Henry VIII watched in horror from Southsea Castle. It would be 400 years before this fine ship would be discovered and raised to be seen again.
Mary McLeod Bethune will have her marble statue placed in Washington's Hall of Statues. Mary looked past the racial divide to educate youth. She became a presence on the national stage advising presidents on racial issues and achieved many milestones during her life.
There is a triangle on Lake Michigan known as the Devil's Triangle from Benton Harbor, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan. A mysterious triangle of ships lost, unexplained people missing, planes missing, and paranormal activities baffling researchers for decades.
California has a long and rich history occupied by Indigenous Indians for hundreds of years. The Spanish wanted to spread Christianity and sent Father Serra to establish missions to convert the Indians. The first mission was built in 1769 in San Diego, California.
Over 300 years ago, a night of betrayal, deceit and a trap was when an army of soldiers slaughtered the unsuspecting Clan Macdonald on a winter night in Glencoe. The soldiers ignored the Highlanders' code of hospitality.
Horatio Nelson was small in stature but a giant for the British Royal Navy. He was successful in paving the control for Britain to rule the seas for over 100 years. Masterful in strategy in numerous battles and revered in Britain.
Over 900 years ago, the Knights Templar began as a group to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land, accumulated wealth, power and became financial giants only to be betrayed by King Phillip IV of France.
Today, witch hunts are tools of the powerful and those in authority to attack the oppressed. Trump bellows out "Witch Hunt" hundreds of times to rev up his bases and flip the words to make himself a victim.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest and hardest trophy in professional sports to win. It is the Holy Grail of hockey. First awarded in 1893 and every year for the next 128 years except for the 1919 Flu Epidemic and in 2004-05 in lockout between players and the league.
The first deep-water rescue in history was 5/23/1939 using the Momsen Bell and the rescue of the crew in 240 feet of water. The USS Squalus sank off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Isle of Shoals, but the courage of the crew and rescuers is one of history.
Both sisters inherited a fortune with The saint, Jane Fleming, Countess of Harrington, and her scandalous sister Seymour Fleming, Lady Worsley were as night and day. Lady Worsley is known for her 27 lovers and a famous trial
The Amber Room is considered the most famous valuable piece of art ever looted by the Nazis after WW II. If found today the value is estimated at 300-500 million dollars. Thus far, it has never been found.
A king's treasure worth 70 million dollars buried in the Wash, Norfolk, U.K. Is still buried there beneath years of tides and sand? Could it still be found? Or was it found and never divulged? What a historical find it would be.
Faberge Eggs were opulent, extravagant, jeweled, and symbolized wealth, power, and self-indulgence worth millions. Fifty Faberge eggs were made exclusively for the Royal Imperial Family of Russia. Eight of the Faberge Eggs are still missing.
The leading authority is The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change. An organization of 195 countries, and 234 scientists. We can no longer ignore the consequences of warnings from science we have been ignoring.
A National Historic Landmark. Confederate POW camp and cemetery and attempted rescue of the prisoners by Confederate volunteers.
Many theories of the origin of the Melungeons exist. There is no single theory or absolute proof of their origins. Ostracized by the white neighbors they choose to live in a community of their own. They lived in poverty mostly around Newman Ridge dependant on no one but each other.
Bogs are crucial to archaeology and serve as unique records of ancient history. More important today to the ecological system and climate control. Hundreds of bog mummies have been excavated in Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Europe, and America.
For decades the theory has been the Clovis people were the first to migrate to North America crossing the Bering Strait. However, new evidence challenges that theory.
A magnificent mansion called the Grey Gardens of East Hampton owned by Edith Bouvier Beale that became a squalor of poverty and home to cats, raccoons, and garbage. Edith was aunt to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Pele, the greatest Brazilian football (soccer) player of all time and the global ambassador of FIFA and the UN for racism and children's causes. From poverty to greatness.
Picasso reshaped the modern and contemporary art world. He was responsible for the artistic influence of Cubism. A difficult man yet he was the most dominant artist of the early 20th century.
Word Prompt per Brenda Arledge. My attempt to use the word Regret in a poem.
Imagine Florida in the 1890s full of swamps, mosquitoes, alligators, few people, and a few Native Americans. But, both Tuttle and Flagler saw the potential of prosperity. Turns out they were right.
There are many different causes of sinkholes that include man-made ones, global warming, geohazards, landslides, and even earthquakes. Sinkholes happen all around the world causing severe damage and loss of life.
Two of the greatest finds of the 20th century in England were buried 1300 years ago. The Sutton Hoo and the Stafford Hoard discoveries were valued at 3.3 and 5.3 million respectfully.
Poveglia Island, Italy has a long, dark history dating back thousands of years. It was used as a refuge for the Venetians, a burying place, and an asylum for the mentally ill and horrendous experiments.
Discoveries at L'Anse aux Meadow confirm Viking landed in North America in 1000 A.D. Leif Erikson landed first on Baffin Island, then sailed south to Markland and Vinland. He and his crew set up camp to wait out the winter.
The Eiffel Tower is the showcase of Paris. Annually, some seven million visit the Tower. The light shows of the Tower are tantalizing and an inspiration to artists. Built in 1889 for the World's Fair is stands today as the largest monument in all of Paris.
In 1815, Mt. Tamora erupted causing a darkened world blocking the sun, the collapse of agriculture, global pandemics, and killing thousands for years.
Edgar Allan Poe is famous for penning the first detective story and his many poems and stories written in the morbid style. His most famous, The Raven, published in 1845 brought him an instant success in his quest to be recognized.
The Town of Marazion, Cornwall, the UK with the famous island Castle of Mount St. Michaels and is one of the most visited sites in Cornwall with Mount's Bay offering a variety of watersports and glorious beaches.
During the Progressive Era, Muckrakers played an important role in the corruption of corporations, politicians, and government. One of the best muckrakes was Ida Tarbell and the Standard Oil Company and John D. Rockefeller's monopolies.
George Lyon won the Gold Medal in 1904 the Olympics and held the record for over 100 years until 2016 when Justin Thomas won it in Brazil. George won his medal at age 46. He never even took IP golf until he was 36 years old.
Fire destroyed so much of New York several times in the 19th century. The city was growing fast, water was critical, poor sanitation, and wooden buildings were a recipe for disaster. In 1835, the Great Fire broke out in Manhattan destroying 700 buildings.
Cleopatra's Needle is an Egyptian Antiquity gifted to the United States in 1879 and is the oldest man-made monument in New York. It was carved 1460 B.C. crafted from a single block of red granite standing 69 feet high, weighing 220 tons.
David Thompson, his greatest discovery was the Columbia River exploring and mapping the 1243 miles. He was called the greatest land geographer of the world. One was quoted as saying David made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.
A somber effect of human behavior and loss of habitat, and climate changes have led to the extinction of birds and animals. Could extinctions have been avoided? Can conservation curb these devastating extinctions?
Alluring pioneer supermodel Donyale Luna. She was the first African American model to grace covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazzar magazines. Luna paved the way for today's famous models like Tyra Banks, Naomi Sims, and Iman.
It is healthy to have friendships and when we have them, we must cherish them.
Sam Bellamy, the richest pirate, called the" Robinhood of the sea". Flashy, charismatic, and dashing. Known for his generosity and fairness. Fell in love but needed to establish means to provide for his love so he took to piracy.
Calvin Peete never picked up a golf club till he was 23 but went on to win 12 times on the PGA tour and many awards. From humble beginnings with arm severely handicapped. Almost never missed a fairway. Could also be called a Straight Arrow.
A prompt per Brenda Arledge Challenge
Curt Flood played 15 seasons in MLB and forever changed baseball. He sacrificed his career, sued MLB, and was instrumental in securing free agency for the players. This led to him being blackballed from baseball.
Bridget "Biddy" Mason Born a slave in 1818, walked to Utah, California, sued, and won her freedom.from slavery Bought land in Los Angeles, first African American LA millionaire, and philanthropist. Gave to charity, fed the poor, and established First A.M.E. church in LA.
The Age of Discovery covered the 15th to 18th centuries. Although Prince Henry did not sail himself, he was instrumental for financing and training explorers like de Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and Corte Real. The Portuguese led the way to the Age of Discovery.
My first attempt at the challenge for poetry. Not sure how this is done but I used the prompt Tomorrow.
The Roaring Twenties ushered in an economically prosperous and redefining period for the population Many factors helped to create the infamous Roaring Twenties. Flappers were in the limelight, Jazz and dancing were everywhere along with Prohibition.
Centuries before Columbus a thriving city, the size of London existed in southern Illinois with thousands of people. Today, the site is a World-Historic site (UNESCO). It is an unsolved mystery why it was abandoned.
Louise Suggs, one of the co-founders of LPGA. Turning Pro in 1948 she went on to win 61 times, 11 majors with career money of $190,475. She learned golf from her father at age ten going on to have a major impact on the Game of Golf.
Signet rings date back thousands of years. In ancient and medieval times, they were worn for authentication of legal documents. Now, they are a fashion trend.
Nicknames are given to us for different reasons and in sports most players have nicknames. Most PGA golfers have nicknames given them by sportswriters, other players, and even fams. They are playful and fun and sometimes we forget their real names.
A key ingredient to improve your health with powerful benefits. And, fortunately, you don't need insurance to cover the cost. The medical field acknowledges the benefits of laughter and promotes it to its patients.
For over 500 years Nostradamus has been making predictions of events about to happen. There are believers and non-believers. Some say his prophecies are too vague and cryptic but many remain believers.
Before Tiger Woods, there was Charles Sifford, the First African American to earn a PGA card and be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tiger named his son after Sifford and considered him the 'grandfather' he never had.
Cybercrime this year will cost 6 TRILLION and by 2025, expected to cost 10 TRILLION. Every 39 seconds hackers create chaos. It increases every year as we become more dependent on technology. In Short- Be Cautious, Be Proactive, and Be Informed.
The Masterpiece of -the Bayeux Tapestry made in 1077 and its place in the history of England depicting Norman William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hasting 1066 with William being crowned King of England.
It was a 17-year-old, Jackie Mitchell, playing in an exhibition game against New York Yankees in 1931 when she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The papers had a field day and the fans loved it. Was it a fluke or was it real? But it did happen.
Nature's Magic and Rainbows are really optical phenomenons. Beautiful to see, beautiful, and colorful. Rare and even rarer are double it triple rainbows. And there is the legend of the Pot of Gold.
In 1925, Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby sold only 25,000 copies at $2. each. Today, the novel has sold over 30 million copies. The novel has been made into an opera, five film versions, a Taylor Swift song, and hundreds of articles.