This Week In History April 14th

1034 Death of Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (b. 1028) 1034 Romanus III Argyrus Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife. 1240 Death of Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd 1240 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies. 1241 Batu Khan defeats BTla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi. 1241 King BTla of Hungary, with 100,000 men,...

$1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama’s One-Day Visit to Brussels

In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president’s stay, including about two weeks for an advance...

State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.

375-Pound Military Drone Crashes Near Pennsylvania Elementary School

Pennsylvania authorities are investigating Thursday as to why an unmanned drone crash landed near a Pennsylvania elementary school. The Lebanon Daily News identified the 375-pound drone as a RQ-7 Shadow, operated by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. A military official called Wednesday afternoon’s incident a hard landing, but the drone was apparently...

This Week In History April 7th

1229 Hugo van Pierrepont bishop of Liege, dies. 1284 Alfonso X “El Sabio” King of Castili?/Le=n (1252-84), dies at age 62. 1284 Death of King Alfonso X of Castile (b. 1221) 1292 Death of Pope Nicholas IV (b. 1227) 1292 Nicholas IV [Girolamo Masci] Pope (1288-92), dies. 1305 Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France 1393 Floris van...