Tim Tan Huynh

History & Politics category

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6 Aug 2020 — On this day 75 years ago, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, another one was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The end of the Second World War followed. Read Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Lonely Hearts Club 2020

18 Feb 2020 — Some unexpected, and mostly positive, things in the world of entertainment have made this Valentine's Day weekend somewhat noteworthy. Read Lonely Hearts Club 2020

The Best Summer, Ever

2 Sep 2019 — In terms of personal memories and pop culture, the summer of 1999 was special. Read The Best Summer, Ever

The Moon Landing

20 Jul 2019 — Neil Armstrong made his "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" on this day 50 years ago. His was supported by the dedication, knowledge, and skills of many others. Read The Moon Landing

D-Day

6 Jun 2019 — On this day 75 years ago, Normandy became a household name. Read D-Day

Batman

23 Sep 2017 — Today is the fourth-ever Batman Day. I'm not sure why this date is noteworthy, but Batman history is as storied and varied as the character. Read Batman

Playboy grins and bares it

17 Mar 2017 — The iconic magazine has retired its "Entertainment for Men" tagline, but the content is no longer SFW. Reversing the decision to go non-nude won't solve its problems, though. Read Playboy grins and bares it

2016

31 Dec 2016 — We've seen improbable wins and saddening losses. Read 2016

Charles Whitman

2 Aug 2016 — The infamous Texas Tower sniper was hurt when he hurt others. Read Charles Whitman

Brexit

22 Jun 2016 — For the second time in two years, Britons will have a referendum to decide whether or not they'll leave a union of nations. Read Brexit