A Brief History On July 15, 1815, Emperor Napoleon I of France surrendered to the British aboard the HMS Bellerophon. We have previously used this historic occasion to commemorate 10 ships that had nifty, martial sounding names that seemed likely to inspire their crews. (We have also noted goofy ship names in the past, “June 5, 1829: 10 Goofy Names for Ships”.) Today we name 10 More Ships with Cool Names since we certainly did not get all the good ones the first time. What ship names would you add to the list? (As previously noted, the British are undeniably…

A Brief History On July 14, 1938, Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. defied death and danger by flying his Lockheed 14 Super Electra around the world in a record time of 81 hours. Despite his great wealth, Hughes flew as a test pilot on airplanes under development and in record setting attempts, risking his wealthy life in the process. Throughout history there have been rich people that take seemingly unnecessary chances with their lives either for the thrill of the event or because they are doing what they love. Today we list some of those risk taking wealthy dare devils. Who…

A Brief History On July 13, 2018, probably not coincidentally Friday the 13th, the new blockbuster animated film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, opens at theaters across the United States. If you and your family are in the mood for even more of the animated monsters and the fun they generate, then this third installment of the Adam Sandler as Dracula franchise is for you. Featuring the same characters as the first two films and the same wonderful voice cast, the movie is sure to keep the family interested with colorful scenes and jokes galore. Digging Deeper Adam Sandler, Andy…

A Brief History On July 12, 2018, the world celebrates the safe rescue of a dozen Thai boys and their soccer team coach from what seemed like certain death deep in a flooded cave. Found huddled in the cave in Thailand 4 kilometers (!) deep into the mountain 9 days after entering the cave, the world was astounded to find out the entire team was still alive. The next several days chronicled a most unlikely and heroic rescue attempt with many countries and individuals lending money and expertise to the incredibly difficult rescue attempt. The miraculous rescue was completed on…

A Brief History Found footage horror film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Unfriended: Dark Web on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Atlas Eastgate in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to be placed on the guest list at the Cleveland advance screening.   Winners will receive an email by 6 PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 notifying them that their name will be placed on a guest list at the door.  This invitation is good for the winner and 1 guest.  Seating is…

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