A location trending on Twitter might just refer to a college basketball team’s victory, but it also might mean the unthinkable has happened again–although by now, high school shootings are firmly rooted in the realm of the thinkable. Click on the hashtag and find out What We Know So Far. How many were wounded, how many killed? Is it a record-setting number? How many students, how many faculty? Did the shooter take his own life–it’s always a his–or did the police get him? Keep in mind that the first wave of information is rarely accurate when gauging how somber to feel. Wade through the thoughts and prayers and ideological finger pointing and try to discern how tragic this event will register on the sliding scale of national tragedy, and how many days until most of us quietly agree to pretend it never happened. It wasn’t always like this, of course. When the first truly unthinkable school shooting happened in Littleton, Colorado, 20 years ago today, a … [Read more...] about “The day innocence died”: How the media covered Columbine 20 years ago
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By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 25, 2019 at 7:38 am | UPDATED: March 25, 2019 at 9:35 am On March 25, 1911, Fannie Lansner — an immigrant from Lithuania and a supervisor at the Triangle Waist Co. — directed co-workers out of the burning building, but her actions prevented her own timely exit. She was just 21. Apr. 1, 2011 – BROWN BROTHERS On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Workers tried to make their way downstairs, but the doors on their floor were always locked and the fire escape soon crumpled. Pictured: Women sitting at sewing machines in a factory, with piles of white fabric in front of them. A sign attached to the ceiling at the back says ”Fire Escape” and has a hand pointing to a window. (Credit Image: Minneapolis Star Tribune/ZUMAPRESS.com) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsFILE – In this March 25, 1911 file photo, … [Read more...] about Triangle Factory fire deaths, 108 years ago today, remind us capitalism is by no means perfect
An aerial photo of the Chinese-themed Resorts World Las Vegas under construction on the former site of the Stardust hotel casino on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88sSTARDUST HOTEL 1991 BALLOON IN STARDUST CONFERENCE CENTER (FILE PHOTO/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL)The Stardust sign lights up the night on the Strip in 1983. (Jim Laurie/Las Vegas Review-Journal)The Stardust sports book.(Ralph Fountain/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Twenty year patron Joyce Lindsay from Manitoba, Canada asks Bill Boyd, chairman of Boyd Gaming, to autograph a souvenir sign in the Stardust Race and Sports book shortly before the resort closed on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Siegfried Fischbacher, left, and Roy Horn take the stage during their magic show Siegfried & Roy at the Stardust Hotel on Oct. 3, 1980. (Boyd Gaming)Actor Robert Conrad, left, talks with host Frank Rosenthal during an appearance on "The Frank Rosenthal Show" filmed … [Read more...] about The Stardust was imploded 12 years ago today — VIDEO
Christopher Woody, provided by Published 10:51 am CST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 (AP Photo) Richard Nixon was sworn in as president on January 20, 1969. His election came at time of great social and political upheaval in the US, which was mired in the Vietnam War. Nixon later became the first — and so far the only — president to resign from office. Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as the 37th president on January 20, 1969, after a watershed election that marked a realignment in US politics. Nixon defeated Democratic nominee and incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey on November 5, 1968, garnering 43.4% of the vote and 301 electoral votes to Humphrey's 42.7% and 191 electoral votes. Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a proponent of segregation, got 13.5% of the vote and 46 electoral votes. AP Photo The campaign, which took place at the height of the Vietnam War, was marked by turmoil. President Lyndon Johnson announced in spring 1968 that he would not seek the … [Read more...] about Richard Nixon was sworn in as president 50 years ago today
Caitlin Foster, provided by Published 11:18 am CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Associated Press US forces captured Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003. The ousted Iraqi dictator and members of his family fled Baghdad after the US invaded the city in March 2003. US troops captured and arrested Hussein, who had been hiding in an underground hole, without firing a single shot. Hussein was put on trial and eventually executed in December 2006. When the US invaded Baghdad in March 2003, ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his family fled the city, leading to one of the most intense manhunts in history. That manhunt ended on December 13, 2003, when US forces captured and arrested the disheveled former dictator on the outskirts of his hometown in Tikrit, Iraq — without firing a single shot. Members of the Fourth Infantry Division's First Brigade and US Special Forces captured Hussein on December 13, 2003. Laurent Rebours/AP Hussein was discovered and arrested in … [Read more...] about 15 years ago today, US troops captured Saddam Hussein. See the photos of the underground hiding place where they found him.