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A Brief History On August 1, 1949, T.J. Slowie, a secretary of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), sent a letter to Leroy E. “Ed” Parsons, requesting he “furnish the Commission full information with respect to the nature of the system you may have developed and may be operating.” Earlier, Parsons had built the first cable television system in the United States that used coaxial cable, amplifiers, and a community antenna to deliver television signals to an area that otherwise would not have been able to receive broadcast television signals.  The letter sent to him represents the first known involvement of…

A Brief History On June 13, 1956, Real Madrid defeated Reims 4–3 in the final of the 1955–56 European Cup at Parc des Princes, Paris.   After many years of planning, the European Cup took place for the first time at the beginning of the 1955 football season. It was inspired by the South American Championship of Champions, which had been a regular fixture since 1948 and the top teams from each European country were invited to participate. There were 16 participants in total with competitors including Hibernian, Servette, Anderlecht, Stade de Reims and Real Madrid – the latter two made…

A Brief History On August 31, 2018, the new sci-fi action-adventure film Kin makes its debut across the United States.  Right off the bat, the first thing I thought when I watched this film was, “Why didn’t they spend more on advertising?”  Obviously, I thought this because I loved the movie.  So did the audience, although my partner was only okay with the film.  Proof that I am the superior judge of film value!  Directors Jonathan and Josh Baker have crafted a movie centered on the angst of a 14 year old boy in the middle of a gang war…

A Brief History Historical drama film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Operation Finale on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, log on to gofobo.com and enter the code OperationHeadlines.   This pass is valid for up to 2 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   This thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he…

A Brief History On August 22, 1962, the French ultra-nationalist terror group known as the OAS (Organisation armée secrete, which means “Secret Army Organization”) made a famous attempt on the life of Charles de Gaulle, president of France.  The OAS had tried and failed to kill de Gaulle before, but this particular attempt became all the more famous as the inspiration for the 1971 Frederick Forsyth novel, The Day of the Jackal.  The book became enough of a best seller to in turn inspire the 1973 major motion picture by the same name, starring Edward Fox and Michel Lonsdale.  The…

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