Browsing: March 19

A Brief History On March 19, 1954, William Joseph Mosconi (Willie to friends) set the all time record of making 526 balls in a row in straight pool, a record that still stands. From 1941 to 1957, Mosconi won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times, a record never matched before or since. Along with his many tournament wins, Mosconi also developed and displayed numerous trick shots, amazing onlookers everywhere he played. Digging Deeper Not surprisingly, Willie was born into a family that owned a pool hall in Philadelphia and lived above the pool room. Little Willie was discouraged from…

A Brief History Psychological horror-thriller film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Unsane on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark at Valley View in Valley View, Ohio!  Please RSVP to togcleversvp@gmail.com to receive further details and a pass.  Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase chance of entry. Digging Deeper   In Unsane, Sawyer Valentini, a bright but troubled business woman, begins to find out that her past is catching up to her when an estranged boyfriend she once dated starts to stalk her.  To ensure…

A Brief History On March 19, 1965, diver and soon to become underwater archaeologist discovered the wreck of the SS Georgiana, a Confederate States of America cruiser sunk in Charleston Harbor in 1863.  Built in Scotland, the Georgiana was on her maiden voyage to Charleston when she encountered Union blockade vessels and was heavily damaged.  The cruiser was scuttled to avoid capture, her cargo worth about $50 million, including 350 pounds of gold. Digging Deeper Perhaps the most powerful cruiser in the Confederate Navy, the actual purpose of the Georgiana is unknown.  The 205 foot long, 25 foot wide brig…

A Brief History As has already been established on our site, we at History and Headlines are fascinated by unusual deaths.  Accordingly, earlier today, we featured an article on the death of gangster Frank Nitti.  Nevertheless, we suspect you hunger for even more inglorious criminal deaths… Digging Deeper 10. Saddam Hussein (2006) Known for waging unprovoked war and using poison gas against Iran and his own people, Saddam was hanged while being jeered by his prison guards and recorded on cell phone video.  He was apparently not even hanged properly as his neck was ripped open, and the indignity continued…

A Brief history On March 19, 1943, the successor to Al Capone’s crime empire was drunk and despondent over a pending Grand Jury appearance. Digging Deeper Frank Nitti, 57 years old, is running the Chicago crime scene having taken over when he and Al “Scarface” Capone went to jail for tax evasion. Capone had gotten 11 years in prison, while Nitti, Capone’s second in command, had only been sentenced to a year and a half.  When Nitti was released in 1932, he took over as the crime lord of Chicago.  Or did he?  Some evidence exists that indicate Nitti was…

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