Category: Today in Religion

  • Insulin Discovered, Diabetics Rejoice

    Insulin Discovered, Diabetics Rejoice

    100 years ago, on July 27, 1921, two scientists isolated the hormone insulin. This would go on to allow thousands of people to live long and fairly normal lives. While John Macleod directed, Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered and isolated insulin at the University of Toronto. For years, people have considered diabetes a fatal […]

  • First Cross Country Trip Completed

    First Cross Country Trip Completed

    While a cross country trip in a car may be a normal summer vacation these days, slightly over a hundred years ago, no one thought to do it. In fact, the first-ever cross-country trip ended on July 26, 1903, when two men and a dog drove into New York City after 63 days on the […]

  • The New Federal Holiday – Juneteenth

    The New Federal Holiday – Juneteenth

    If you know the reason for Juneteenth, raise your hand. Unless you come from Texas I would bet most of you, like me, have no clue what Juneteenth was all about. In fact, though I had heard the name, I had never actually learned the reason behind it, until this last weekend. When President Joe […]

  • Hate the Driving Test? Blame Britain

    Hate the Driving Test? Blame Britain

    Starting on June 1, 1935, in the United Kingdom, everyone had to pass a driving test in order to drive cars on the roads. The government created this test to lower fatality rates of car accidents. Before 1935 about 7,000 people died due to car accidents each year. After the mandatory driving tests, the fatality […]

  • Memorial Day – Remember The Lost

    Memorial Day – Remember The Lost

    On the last Monday, each May, we celebrate Memorial Day. For many, this means a day at the beach or by the pool with barbeques and fun. They use this holiday to celebrate the start of summer. In fact, in a survey of two thousand Americans in 2020, less than half knew the reason for […]

  • Stanislav Petrov Honored For Brave Decision

    Stanislav Petrov Honored For Brave Decision

    On May 21, 2004, Stanislav Petrov received the World Citizen Award for his brave decision that stopped a nuclear war from happening. In September 1980 a Korean airplane moved too far into Soviet airspace. The Soviet Union shot it down killing almost 300 people. The flight included some United States Congress members. Later that same […]

  • Celebrate Eliza Doolittle Day

    Celebrate Eliza Doolittle Day

    One evening the king will say, “Oh, Liza, old thingI want all of England your praises to sing”Next week on the twentieth of MayI proclaim Liza Doolittle dayAll the people will celebrate the glory of you This song from the movie “My Fair Lady” declares May 20th as the day to celebrate Eliza Doolittle. “My […]

  • Anne Boleyn Beheaded By The Sword

    Anne Boleyn Beheaded By The Sword

    A man on a mission, Henry VIII had his second wife Anne Boleyn beheaded by the sword on May 19, 1536, for the crimes of adultery, incest, and treason. But did she do it? Probably not. English King Henry VIII had one goal. He wanted to have a son. In his mind, only a son […]

  • Christopher Marlowe Arrested For Heresy

    Christopher Marlowe Arrested For Heresy

    On May 18, 1593, Queen Elizabeth ordered the arrest of Christopher Marlowe for heresy. Christopher Marlowe grew up as the second child of a shoemaker. As he grew, he entered school as a scholar, receiving a degree in arts. The University of Cambridge almost refused to give him his master’s degree. They felt he missed […]

  • Tractors For Freedom From Bay of Pigs

    Tractors For Freedom From Bay of Pigs

    In May of 1961, Fidel Castro demanded 500 American-made tractors in exchange for prisoners captured during the Bay of Pigs invasion. This received the name of tractors for freedom. By 1960, Fidel Castro had taken over Cuba. He quickly started removing the United States from his country. He seized private property and accused the government […]