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Historical Happening – Moon Men (Apollo 11)

Posted in adventure, Cool Stuff, history, life, News, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 07/20/2017 by Edward Brock

On this day, in 1969, mankind set foot (or feet) on our celestial neighbor–and nightlight–the Moon. 

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Historical Happening – Disco Demolition

Posted in Albums, art, collectibles, frustrate, history, life, LP, music, News, people, pet peeves, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/12/2017 by Edward Brock

A bunch of idiots destroyed records, damaged a baseball field, and forced the White Sox into forfeiting a game–all because they didn’t like a particular style of music. Proof that stupidity has always been with us.

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Historical Happening – Civil Rights Act

Posted in history, life, News, people, politics, TV, Uncategorized, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/02/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the most important laws went into effect on this day–in 1964.

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Historical Happening – Monterey Pop

Posted in Albums, art, Cool Stuff, funk, history, legends, life, LP, music, News, people, radio, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 06/16/2017 by Edward Brock

50 years ago today (in 1967), the Monterey International Pop Festival brought The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Who to American audiences–kick-starting the “Summer of Love“.

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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 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 – King Kong Premiere

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/02/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).

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It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.

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