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Historical Happening – Arthur Conan Doyle

Posted in adventure, art, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fiction, Film, history, kindle, kobo, life, literature, movies, mythology, News, non-fiction, people, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this day–in 1859.

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Historical Happenings – Lincoln, Titanic, Webster

Posted in books, history, non-fiction, people, Uncategorized, Words with tags , , , , on 04/14/2017 by Edward Brock

Several picks today.

Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth (1865). He dies the following day.

An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.

The SMS Titanic hits an iceberg (1912).

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Noah Webster publishes the 1st edition of what would become Webster’s Dictionary (1828).

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Historical Happening – Terracotta Army

Posted in art, Cool Stuff, history, life, mythology, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 03/29/2017 by Edward Brock

The incredible Terracotta Army sculptures (of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang) was discovered on this day, in 1974.

Terracotta Army, View of Pit 1

Historical Happening – Virginia Woolf’s 1st Novel

Posted in amazon, art, books, ebook, fiction, history, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , on 03/09/2017 by Edward Brock

Author, Virginia Woolf, delivers her first book–The Voyage Out–to publisher.

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Historical Happening – Horror Birthdays

Posted in amazon, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, halloween, history, horror, horror films, macabre, monster movies, monsters, movies, people, scary, sci-fi, syfy, TV, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , on 02/13/2017 by Edward Brock

Several actors–who had prominent roles in Horror films–were born on this day.

Oliver Reed (1937) – Curse of the Werewolf, Burnt Offerings, The Brood

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David Naughton (1951) – An American Werewolf in London

Mena Suvari (1979) – The Rage: Carrie 2, Day of the Dead, Don’t Blink

Historical Happening – The Beatles Appear on Ed Sullivan (1964)

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, kids, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, soundtracks, TV, Uncategorized, youtube with tags , , , , , on 02/09/2017 by Edward Brock

The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show–on this day, in 1964.

It was watched by 73 million viewers.

Historical Happening – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

Posted in art, box office, Cool Stuff, Film, history, humor, legends, movies, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.

It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.

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