History for the Rest of Us

The Incredible Hulk – 50

The Incredible Hulk – 50

Apr 27, 2012

The Hulk was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 in May 1962. The alter ego of the mild-mannered physicist Dr. Bruce Banner, the Hulk is a giant humanoid monster. Dr. Banner was exposed to the test detonation blast of a gamma bomb he invented, which ‘created’ the Hulk. Anger, terror and grief trigger the...

Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

Apr 25, 2012

The ten week Spanish–American War of 1898 was fought both in the Caribbean and the Pacific. The war was primarily due to American involvement in the Cuban War of Independence. Decades of Cuban revolts against Spanish rule had been closely watched by the United States and by 1897–98, American public opinion had solidified because of the Spanish atrocities that...

Batman

Batman

Apr 25, 2012

Originally published April 25, 1939, Batman was known as “The Bat-Man”, but over the course of time has also gone by other names such as “The Caped Crusader”, and “The Dark Knight”. Batman’s alter-ego, Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne, was witness to the murder of his parents as a child leading him to swear vengeance...

Was the Indictment Against Jesus Illegal?

Was the Indictment Against Jesus Illegal?

Apr 24, 2012

SOURCE: THE TRIAL OF JESUS FROM A LAWYER’S STANDPOINT by WALTER M. CHANDLER OF THE NEW YORK BAR LAW “The entire criminal procedure of the Mosaic Code rests upon four rules: certainty in the indictment; publicity in the discussion; full freedom granted to the accused; and assurance against all dangers or errors of testimony.”—Salvador,...

Theodore Roosevelt – Man in the Arena Speech

Theodore Roosevelt – Man in the Arena Speech

Apr 23, 2012

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. The speech is more commonly referred to as “The Man in the Arena”. The most famous lines of the speech are as follows: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the...