Browsing: December 1

A Brief History On December 1, 1958, a terrible fire roared through a Chicago parochial school called Our Lady of the Angels, ultimately resulting in the deaths of 92 children and 3 of the nuns on staff.  Operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, the school became instantly infamous as the leading headline in the United States and around the world.  The sole bright side of the tragedy was that the shocking death toll and subsequent enormous publicity resulted in many safety reforms for American schools.  On October 13, 2013, we ran an article titled “10 Religious Activity Disasters…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in November!  Please click on the dates below to learn more information about that date’s paranormal history. Digging Deeper: The Month of December in Paranormal History On December 4, 1872, in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Iberian peninsula, the American brigantine Mary Celeste was found by the British brigantine Dei Gratia sailing east without its crew toward the Mediterranean. On December 5, 1945, a flight of U.S. Navy TBM Avenger torpedo flew into history, providing grist for the paranormal mill that the Bermuda Triangle…

A Brief History On December 1, 1768, the Danish ship Fredensborg sank in a storm off the coast of Norway on her return trip from a death filled delivery of slaves to St. Croix in the Caribbean.  Today we list 10 Infamous Ships that either served an evil purpose or were particularly unlucky, and are remembered today with less than fond memories.  What ships would you add to the list?  (Note: the RMS Titanic and SS Edmund Fitzgerald are TOO obvious!) Digging Deeper 1. Fredensborg, Denmark/Norway. Originally named Cron Prindz Christian after the heir apparent to the throne of Norway/Denmark, her…

A Brief History On December 1, 2017, the new feature film directed by and starring James Franco, The Disaster Artist: My Life in The Room, The Greatest Bad Film Ever Made, will premier across the United States.  Although this reviewer was unfamiliar with the cult classic film, The Room (2003), there is apparently a cult following of this comically bad movie that is seen by adoring, laughing fans at midnight viewings in theaters across the country.  The Disaster Artist is a film about the people and the making of that comically bad movie so many have come to love.  Right…

A Brief History On December 1, 1913, automaker and industrialist extraordinaire Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line to the world of manufacturing. This seemingly simple measure actually required careful thought and planning, with every aspect of the assembly line idealized for efficient production. This method of building cars allowed Ford to sell his product cheaply enough that it could be bought by the masses, resulting in half of all cars in the world being a Ford product by the 1920’s. Here we list 9 such monumental advancements in the world of industry, epic innovations that have made our modern…

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