Posted at 7:32 pm , on June 26, 2019
William Ashley (Billy) Sunday was born on his grandparents’ farm just south of Ames, Iowa, on November 19, 1862. Martin and Mary Ann Cory settled there in 1852 on land now occupied by the Highway 30 and Duff Avenue interchange, and the old sewage treatment plant. The Cory family cemetery is still located on that site.
— Read on ameshistory.org/content/billy-sunday
Posted at 4:46 pm , on May 29, 2019
Beginning in the mid-1950s, the Space Race produced two decades of US-Soviet rivalry as the two superpowers strove to claim mastery of space exploration.
— Read on alphahistory.com/coldwar/space-race/
Posted at 3:13 am , on May 18, 2019
I’m currently reading Eddie Dominguez’s book about baseball’s drug problems in the years following the Mitchell Report. In the book, Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of America’s Pastime, Dominguez talks about his life and baseball’s unresolved drug issues. He kept mentioning ‘the documentary’ where he appeared. After a little digging (took me less than a minute), I found the documentary he mentions in the book. It was an Al Jazeera documentary called The Dark Side. Here is the article link where you can find a write up about the report and the actual documentary.
Al Jazeera investigation raises questions about whether sports heroes are linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/dark-side-secrets-sports-dopers-151227133355144.html