A Brief History On May 14, 2021, neo-Western survival action thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead is scheduled to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in both theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.  I have ten Fandango movie passes to give away – each one is good for two people (value: $30).  For a chance to receive one of these passes, by Monday, May 10, 2021 at midnight, please send an email to admin@historyandheadlines.com with the subject of “Those Who Wish Me Dead movie pass” as well as a screenshot included with…

A Brief History On May 14, 2021, American horror film Spiral: From the Book of Saw is scheduled to be released in the United States by Lionsgate.  I have 10 ATOM ticket codes (each valid for two people) to give away.  For a chance to receive one pair of passes, by Monday, May 10, 2021 at midnight, please send an email to admin@historyandheadlines.com with the subject of “Spiral: From the Book of Saw movie pass” as well as a screenshot included with your email showing that you are subscribed to our YouTube channel.  The ten recipients of the passes will be…

A Brief History On April 30, 2021, we eagerly jumped on the release of the new Tom Clancy fiction based action movie, Without Remorse, a tale of special operations (Navy SEALs, CIA), betrayal, intrigue, and most of all, lots of fighting and killing! Digging Deeper Based on the 1993 Tom Clancy novel, Without Remorse, we find our hero, John Kelly, played by Michael B. Jordan, involved in a covert combat operation in Syria.  The SEAL team led by Senior Chief Petty Officer Kelly finds Russian military operatives involved where only terrorist ISIS fighters were expected.  Months later, SEALS involved in…

A Brief History On May 3, 1952, the Kentucky Derby, probably the most famous and prestigious horse racing event in the United States, was first broadcast on television.  Today we take a look at when significant events first made their television debut.  As always, feel free to nominate an event or events you believe belong on this list. Digging Deeper First Sporting Event, 1936 For this particular historic first, it is fitting that the Olympics takes the honors of being first.  In this case, we refer to the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany.  Since there were no privately…

A Brief History On April 26, 1865, Union Army troopers of the US Cavalry shot the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, dead on the spot in spite of orders to take the murderer alive.  Booth is just one of many assassins that died without the benefit of being tried for their crime.  Today we list several such assassins and welcome you to nominate others to this list.  (See some of our other articles about assassinations.) Digging Deeper John Wilkes Booth, assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln (1865) Boothe was the most famous American actor of his day,…

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