Left vs. Right – Terrorism Edition

The 2018 Mid-Term Mailbomb Extravaganza As we learn about the man who sent multiple bombs by mail to political figures in the Democratic Party it’s difficult not to comment on how stupid this move was. In today’s world with cameras and satellites everywhere you would have to be of extreme discipline to do these...

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Feb 7th 1812 is the birthday of one of the greatest writers of all time – Charles Dickens. Dickens is so legendary in fact that many historians credit him with igniting the festive way modern society celebrates Christmas. It’s not difficult to see how. The classic story “A Christmas Carol” is a parable about...

Utah’s Journey to Statehood

Utah had been around for about fifty years prior to President Cleveland granting the statehood on this day (January 4th) 1896. Mormon settlers had begun to enter the Salt Lake Valley while the land was still owned by Mexico in 1847. Fortunately for them, the Americans won the Mexican war the following year while...

Today in History: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

One hundred ninety-nine years ago today, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published – anonymously. There have been debates regarding the amount of influence Percy Shelley, her husband, had in writing that fictional masterpiece. In those days, women weren’t taken seriously as authors and many, including Mrs. Shelly, wrote under their partner’s names or used a pseudonym....