Based on a belief in witchcraft, spirits, and demons, a superstition is the irrational idea that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil could enter a person's body during the unguarded moment when he was sneezing. People began saying â€œGod bless youâ€ to protect that person from evil forces. Whose authority established this superstition as religious doctrine?
Back in the day
CBS was one of the three major broadcasting networks to dominate radio and television in the US before the advent of cable TV in the 1990s. CBS began broadcasting in 1927, with station affiliates scattered throughout the US. CBS's first television broadcasts in 1939 were largely experimental, but as television came to the forefront of American entertainment, CBS dominated television as it once had radio. When did CBS often control 7 or 8 of the slots on the "top 10" ratings list?
Born on a day like today
Armstrong is an American cyclist and has been hailed as one of the finest in the sport. He is best known for overcoming testicular cancer to win the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he has devoted a considerable amount of time to his charity, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which provides support for people with cancer. In 2005, allegations surfaced accusing Armstrong of engaging in what illegal activity?