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A Brief History On December 30, 2018, we at History and Headlines take a moment to remember some of the notable people that died this year.  (Yes, we know there is an entire day left in the year, so we will update the article to include any last minute deaths of note.)  As always, we invite you, the reader, to nominate any other worthy people that died in 2018 that we neglected to mention, especially as we are not trying to name every single person of minimal celebrity that died.  If you choose to mention a person that died, please…

A Brief History On December 26, 1871, the famous opera writing duo of Gilbert and Sullivan collaborated on Thespis, the first of many operas the much beloved pair worked together on.  Today we use this occasion to list some of the greatest musical collaboration teams in the history of musical entertainment.  Feel free to nominate other musical collaborators that you think should belong on this list, or to denounce any of our picks.  Honorable mention: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the 2 Swedes that wrote most of ABBA’s hit songs, some of the biggest hits of their time (including “Dancing…

A Brief History On December 20, 2018, we take a look back at the 30 some movies we saw at the theaters, almost all of which were reviewed on this site.  (Avengers: Infinity War was not reviewed, but was discussed in our article “May 6, 2018: Marvel’s Infinity War; What if Thanos’s Plan Came to Pass?”)  Rather than list every movie we reviewed, we will list our 5 favorites of the bunch in the order of preference.  We will limit ourselves to only 5 movies, because in all honesty, that is hard enough!  Please feel free to comment on our…

A Brief History On December 19, 2018, we take the opportunity to review the latest blockbuster DC Universe superhero film, Aquaman, a major motion picture that opens across the United States on December 21, 2018.  As you may know from previous reviews on this site, we usually only see movies we are likely to like, and like this movie we did!  Seen in Real D 3D, the film is lots and lots of eye candy.  The packed theater test audience included a better than usual representation of kids, and to say the kids got into the movie would be an…

A Brief History On December 16, 1901, British artist and conservationist Beatrix Potter self-published the book that would launch her literary career, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a book that would sell 45 million copies (Note: Number of copies sold and ranking among various best selling lists vary by source.  The initial success of the book led to it being published by an established publisher a year later.)  Peter Rabbit would end up as perhaps the 10th best selling Children’s Book of all time, and around the 35th best selling book of any type in history.  Ah, but Potter was…

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