Browsing: July 17

A Brief History On July 18, 1918, in the latter stage of World War I, the RMS Carpathia, a ship made famous for rescuing 705 of the passengers of the infamous RMS Titanic when she sank in 1912, was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by German submarine SM U-55 and sunk, losing only 5 lives in the process, a far different circumstance than the Titanic. Digging Deeper Carpathia, completed in 1903, was built for the Cunard Line of shippers, an intermediate sized ship not designed to compete with the very largest and fastest ocean liners, but to operate economically…

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…

A Brief History On July 17, 2017, the entire world celebrates World Day for International Justice, as it does every July 17th since 2010.  In honor of those creeps that received justice and those that avoided justice for their alleged sexual misdeeds and general creepiness, we list 10 Celebrities That are (Alleged) Sexual Creeps.  Some have been convicted or their actions are well known, others suffer the pain of rumor and innuendo.  You decide which ones deserve to be considered sexual creeps and which are wrongfully accused.  While you are at it, feel free to nominate other “worthy” contenders to…

A Brief History On July 17, 2016, national news outlets blared the all too familiar news that policemen had been gunned down while merely doing their jobs.  Reports of at least 3 Baton Rouge, Louisiana cops shot dead and another 3 or 4 wounded while responding to a report of a suspicious man walking down the street with what appeared to be an “assault weapon.”  Initial reports are that at least 1 suspect has been killed by police, but another 1 or 2 suspects are believed to be at large. Digging Deeper This horrific incident is believed to be misguided…

A Brief History On July 17, 1791, hero of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier (you can see why he is usually just called “Lafayette”) led the French National Guard against a riotous mob of around 10,000 angry French revolutionaries, gunning down about 50 of the rebels in the action.  (The mob had started throwing stones and then shooting at the soldiers.) Digging Deeper Lafayette returned to France a hero after aiding George Washington and the Americans in defeating the British during the American Revolution, only to find France torn between loyal…

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