WORLD EVENTS


JANUARY 19, 49 BCE
Julius Caesar crossed the
Rubicon River to invade Italy.
He was assassinated in 44 BCE.


MARCH 14, 1925
A law went into effect
prohibiting the teaching of
EVOLUTION in Tennessee.


MARCH 17, 1917
Czar Nicholas II of Russia
abdicated his throne as the
Bolsheviks took over.
On November 7, Lenin took
over from Alexander Kerensky.


OCTOBER 22, 1938
The first Xerox copy was made.


APRIL 5, 1951
The Rosenbergs,
Ethyl and Julius
were sentenced to death
for stealing and revealing
atomic secrets
to the Soviet Union.


MARCH 24, 1958
Singer Elvis Presley
was inducted into the Army.


FEBRUARY 11, 1979
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Seized power in Iran.

 
     
 


 
     
   
   
   

Happenings
At A Glance

1. Macedonia Is Greece
Ever since the Republic of Macedonia declared its independence in 1991, Greece has been fighting
the country over its name. Today the 27- year impasse ended as two nations finally came
to a resolution: The former Yugoslav republic
is getting a new name, the Republic of North
Macedonia.
2. Japanese Babe Ruth
Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani, the New Babe
Ruth, became the first baseball player to hit 20
home runs and pitch 50 innings since the Babe.
3. Skating On The Moon?
34 million miles away, the 51 mile Korolev ice
crater on the moon would be a great place to go
ice skating according
to the European
Space Agency,
which launched
the Mars Express
in 2003 and took
6 months to get
there.
4. Nuclear Collider in Switzerland
The Huge 17 mile Hedron Collider in Meyrin,
Switzerland will be closed for 2 years for an
upgrade. The European Center for Nuclear
Research installed the Collider in order to determine
how new particles and forces of nature
develop. The Collider measures the energy of
particles produced when 2 particles travel close
to the speed of light before they collide.
In the United States, the Superconducting
Super Collider (SSC) (also nicknamed the Desertron)
was a particle accelerator complex under
construction in the vicinity of Waxahachie,
Texas The project was canceled in 1993 due to
budget problems.
5. Minoan Cemetery Excavation in Petras
An international team of archaeologists headed
by the director emerita of the ministry of culture
Metaxia Tsipopoulou which is digging at Petras,
on the eastern edges of the city of Siteia on Crete, has discovered a large number of gold and silver
jewelery, numerous bronze implements
(many used for grooming) and other objects.
6. Turks Fleeing Erdogan Fuel New Influx
of Refugees to Greece
In the dead of night, Yunuz Cagar and his wife
Cansu gave their baby some herbal tea to help
her sleep, donned backpacks and followed
smugglers on a muddy path along the Evros
river, evading fences and border guards until
they reached Greece.
The Turkish
Government’s Ill Pursuits
Greece reflects and
remembers the catastrophic events of September 1922 (the burning of Smyrna by the Ottoman Government) andSeptember 1955 (the Istanbul Pogram.