Browsing: December 4

A Brief History Science fiction psychological horror thriller film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Escape Room on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to SonyScreenings.com/Redeem and enter the code: Escape473927.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper   In Escape Room, six strangers are invited to compete in a…

A Brief History On December 4, 1956, Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee was the location of an impromptu jam session by 4 of the rising stars of the Rock and Roll Era.  Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis got together and made music in an unplanned moment of musical serendipity, bringing together for the one and only time these future legends.  Lucky for us, the recordings still exist! Digging Deeper At the time of the jam session, Elvis had already hit the big time and had moved from Sun Records to RCA, and had just…

A Brief History On December 4, 1619, 38 British settlers landed from the ship, Margaret (out of Bristol, England) along the North shore of the James River in Virginia in order to found a new town in the Virginia Colony called Berkeley Hundred. Digging Deeper Apparently oblivious to just how idiotic it is to arrive in North America in December instead of the Spring when crops could be planted and impending Winter would not threaten survival, these eager settlers were dropped off by the crew of the Margaret and by order of the Virginia Company of London (known by various…

A Brief History On December 4, 1977, Jean-Bedel Bokassa continued an African tradition of having buffoons in charge of countries by crowning himself Emperor of the Central African Empire.  Previously the President of the Central African Republic, Bokassa apparently thought many little Bokassas would follow, as he named himself Bokassa I. Digging Deeper Bokassa was a military officer in the armed forces of the Central African Republic when he seized power in a coup in 1966, naming himself President.  Even that was not good enough, for 7 years later he named himself President for Life, probably to make it clear…

A Brief History On December 4, 1969, the Chicago Police took the “war” with the militant African-American extremists, the Black Panthers, right into the bedroom when they shot Fred Hampton, a high-ranking member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), to death while he was sleeping. Digging Deeper The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Police had been keeping tabs on Panther activity with the help of an informant, William O’Neal. O’Neal had given information on Panther whereabouts and weapons as well as details about the house that was raided at 4 a.m. on December 4, 1969.  Expecting to find as many as 20 armed Panthers willing to…

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