Browsing: June 5

A Brief History On June 5, 1944, the British RAF plastered the Normandy coast of France with 5000 tons of bombs dropped by over 1000 bombers in preparation for the D-Day landings the next day. The bombing failed to destroy the German defenses, and the further bombing of the German “Atlantic Wall” after midnight on D-Day (June 6, 1944) by 2000 allied bombers also failed to achieve any particular benefit, especially due to cloudy conditions and bombers being extra cautious to avoid dropping bombs on Allied troops taking part in the landings, causing the bombs to fall too far inland…

A Brief History Action crime thriller film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Hotel Artemis on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Atlas Cinemas Eastgate 10 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to download a pass.   Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase your chance of entry. Digging Deeper   Set in the near future, in Hotel Artemis, Jean Thomas is a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals in Los Angeles called Hotel Artemis.…

A Brief History On June 5, 1829, the British ship, HMS Pickle, a 5 gun schooner, captured an armed slave ship, the Voladora, off the coast of Cuba.  This vessel was not the first British ship named “Pickle,” and in fact, it was the third British Navy ship with that name.  Indeed, there have been 8 Royal Navy ships with that goofy name!  With all the cool and bad ass sounding names you could give a warship, why settle for some goofy name?  Well, there are a bunch of goofy named warships, and here we list 10 of them.  What…

A Brief History On June 5, 1956, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, introduced what would become his top selling hit, “Hound Dog,” on The Milton Berle Show, an early television favorite. Digging Deeper Elvis’s performance included exaggerated gyrations that drove the girls in the audience wild, and enraged parents and prudes across the country.  By this time Elvis had a number 1 hit with “Heartbreak Hotel” and was touring, continuing to draw animosity from the conservative media and prompting the Catholic Church (La Crosse, Wisconsin diocese) to contact J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI about Elvis being a threat…

A Brief History On June 5, 1981, The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported on 5 cases of a rare form of pneumonia, a form only seen in people with compromised immune systems.  These were the first documented cases of AIDS.  Many diseases, accidents, and even intentional acts of other people result in horrible deaths.  Here we list 10 of those terrible ways to die.  What ways would you include? 10. Drowning. About 400,000 people a year die from drowning (not even including natural disasters).  Like the other causes of death listed here, drowning is a terrifying and uncomfortable way to…

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