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Birthday Trio – Ellison, Lee, Price

Posted in art, books, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, funny, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, horror films, humor, legends, life, literature, macabre, monster, monster movies, movies, News, people, reading, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 05/27/2017 by Edward Brock

3 of my favorites were born today:

Harlan Ellison (1934)

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Christopher Lee (1922)

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Vincent Price (1911)

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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 Happening – Pac-Man Debuts

Posted in art, Cool Stuff, Games, history, kids, News, technology, toys, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

The hugely popular video game, Pac-Man, debuted on this day (in Japan), in 1980. It would make its way to North America in October of the same year.

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Historical Happening – Diamond Sutra

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, history, literature, reading, Uncategorized, wisdom, Words, writing with tags , , , , on 05/11/2017 by Edward Brock

The Diamond Sutra, is believed to be the oldest known printed book. It is dated to May 11, 868.

Historical Happening – Robinson Crusoe

Posted in adventure, art, books, children's book, ebook, fiction, Film, history, literature, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , on 04/25/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (by Daniel DeFoe), was published on this day–in 1719.

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(Classics Illustrated #43)

Historical Happening – Army-McCarthy Hearings Televised

Posted in history, life, News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 04/22/2017 by Edward Brock

The Army-McCarthy Hearings began their live televised coverage on this day, in 1954. It would last until June 17. 

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Historical Happening – Great San Francisco Earthquake

Posted in history, life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 04/18/2017 by Edward Brock

The “Great San Francisco Earthquake”, which killed nearly 3000 people and devastated 80% of the city, occurred on this day in 1906. It is still one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

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