Monthly Archives: August 2016

Rio Olympic Games Rooted in Ancient Greek Games

(This essay was originally published as “Ancient Roots of Olympics,” by the Newport Daily News on August 19, 2016.) Among their many other innovations, the ancient Greeks invented organized, competitive sports, commonly accepted to have begun in 776 BC. The … Continue reading

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Metacomet’s Death Ends King Philip’s War in Southern New England

(This essay was originally published as “1676: Metacomet’s Death Ends Bloody Colonial War,” by the Newport Daily News on August 12, 2016.) Three hundred and forty years ago today, Metacomet, chief sachem of the Wampanoags, was killed by the colonial … Continue reading

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