Monday, May 27, 2013
History Intrigue for May
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our ninth version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, who does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From the Wall Street Journal, at Bunker Hill, the British won the battle, but their loss of the war was foreshadowed.
^ From Sports Illustrated, how Magic Johnson’s performance in the 1980 NBA Finals was a big step in the league’s strong comeback in the ‘80s.
^ From UC Berkeley, how the California university system proved a useful foil for Ronald Reagan’s early political days.
^ From Deutsche Welle, the secret police files implicating the KGB in the papal assassination attempt in 1981.