Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tag: Current Events

History from the Web

Part of why I write at Hankering for History is that I love sharing. I don't just like sharing what I've learned, but also...

Army Pfc. Glenn S. Schoenmann, A Hero Laid to Rest

With the posting of this article, the funeral services for Glenn Schoenmann have commenced. Before you go any further, take a moment and be...

The Lighter Side of Obama’s Ancestry (Or is it?)

In a surprising announcement by Ancestry.com, Barack Obama's mother--who is white, if you weren't already aware--is believed to be a descended of an African slave....

History of the Unknown Scout

There is a legend, a tale of sorts. This legend would come shortly after the time of Jack the Ripper. In fact, this story...

July 4, 1776 / Independence Day

Everyone knows what this day represents. I won't burden your Google Readers and Blog Rolls with another Independence Day blog; however, if you would...

History of Healthcare Reform, Part II

If you haven't already, check out Part I from yesterday! In 1929, a company was formed, Blue Cross, whose founder, Justin Ford Kimball, saw a need for...