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Timeline California 1984 to 1995. 1984 Jan 14, Ray Kroc (81), founder of MacDonalds and owner San Diego Padres, died.

Timeline California 1984 to 1995

(MC, 1/14/02) 1984 Apr 1, Marvin P. Gay Sr. (d.1998 at 84) shot and killed his son, Motown singer Marvin Gaye during an argument in Los Angeles. Davy Crockett - Wikipedia. David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician.

Davy Crockett - Wikipedia

He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution. Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs.

Family and early life. Top 10 Lists. 10 Archaeological Finds That Alter History. History New discoveries are made all the time that change the way we regard events and cultures of our past.

10 Archaeological Finds That Alter History

Just in the last few years, many archaeological finds provided us with new perspectives on established chapters of history. 10 Bobcat Ceremonial Burial While going through the Illinois State Museum’s collection of Native American artifacts, anthropologist Angela Perri found a box labeled “puppy” which she expected to be filled with dog bones excavated from a burial mound of the Hopewell culture. Instead, the bones belonged to a bobcat. The discovery was notable for two reasons: It was the only decorated wildcat burial found in North America and the only animal ever found buried alone in its own mound. Since the bobcat was only a kitten when it died, anthropologists suspect that it was raised as a pet.

However, zooarchaeologist Melinda Zeder has a different hypothesis. Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret Weapon. Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland.

Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret Weapon

Weighing about 1 ounce (30 grams), each of the bullets had been drilled with a 0.2-inch (5 millimeters) hole that the researchers think was designed to give the soaring bullets a sharp buzzing or whistling noise in flight. The bullets were found recently at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland, where a massive Roman attack against native defenders in a hilltop fort took place in the second century A.D. [See Photos of Roman Battle Site and Sling Bullets] These holes converted the bullets into a "terror weapon," said archaeologist John Reid of the Trimontium Trust, a Scottish historical society directing the first major archaeological investigation in 50 years of the Burnswark Hill site. Tens of Thousands of Artifacts Have Been Found in Colonial Philadelphia Toilets. Parents, city reach $15 million settlement in girl’s death at Camp Sacramento.

Natalie Giorgi’s parents say a powerful message lives in their daughter’s sudden death three years ago from an allergic reaction to peanuts at a signature Sacramento-run campground.

Parents, city reach $15 million settlement in girl’s death at Camp Sacramento

Food allergies are real, and they can kill. On the day the Giorgis’ attorneys announced that the city reached a $15 million wrongful-death settlement with the family in the 13-year-old girl’s death at Camp Sacramento in July 2013, parents Joanne and Louis Giorgi vowed Natalie’s death would not be in vain, while chastened city officials promised changes within the next 12 months to ensure the safety of future campers.

Nothing makes this easier, but it does allow us to know we’re doing good in our daughter’s name. Joanne Giorgi “This will enable Natalie’s message to be much greater amplified – that Natalie’s story is not repeated,” Louis Giorgi said at a news conference announcing the settlement Wednesday at the Sacramento law offices of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora. “Everyone needs to pay attention to this. Gender discrimination at 30,000 feet: O.C. moves to end airline seating changes based on sex. A showdown over sex discrimination is heating up between Orange County and United Airlines after the company forced a woman into a different seat when two men said they couldn’t sit near females.

Gender discrimination at 30,000 feet: O.C. moves to end airline seating changes based on sex

“This is illegal,” Supervisor Shawn Nelson said after reading my recent column. “We’re not going to tolerate this.” County counsel is exploring options against the airline, Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett said, and will offer a menu to supervisors at next week’s meeting. Supervisor Todd Spitzer on Tuesday fired off a letter to United Airlines. The stakes for both the county and United are high. On the other side, United is scheduled to ask supervisors next week for an additional 300,000 seats per year. The outcome could set a precedent.

United’s practice of shuffling around female passengers to accommodate requests from men with sexist religious beliefs is quietly practiced worldwide by a host of airlines. What’s surprising is that anyone, including airline employees, puts up with the practice.