Browsing: March 25

A Brief History On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Focus Features will have a virtual screening of Boogie at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  Please go to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/BOOGIEHH325 for a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes.  To reserve a spot for the online screening you must click on the link above which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or sign up which takes a minute if you do not have a Focus Features TicktBox account to reserve your virtual spot!  The day of the screening you get an email reminder from Focus…

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A Brief History On March 25, 1958, the Canadian supersonic interceptor, the Avro Arrow made its first flight. Designed to fly at Mach 2+ it seemed like a good airplane, but was mysteriously cancelled prior to production, with all partly assembled units and prototypes destroyed.  Other promising weapons have suffered the same fate, some of which may well have been effective while others faded away due to insurmountable problems.  Today we list 10 more military weapons that failed to make it into mass production or widespread issue, expanding on our original article “10 Weapons That Never (Or Barely) Went into…

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A Brief History On March 25, 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia joined the Axis Powers when they signed the Tripartite Pact, siding with the Germans, Italians and Japanese against most of the rest of the world in World War II.  Seldom do we hear mentioned in movies and television shows, or even in most popular books the part that other countries allied with the “Bad Guys” played in the biggest, deadliest war in human history.  Today we discuss some of these usually forgotten enemies of the Western Allies of World War II.  Some of these countries were actual treaty allies…

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A Brief History On March 25, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley was booted from the University of Oxford (England) for the publishing of a pamphlet titled The Necessity of Atheism, a continuation of a long history of discrimination and persecution of atheists and agnostics by religious believers. In spite of a long, slow march toward religious toleration of competing beliefs, atheism did not enjoy any sort of rapprochement with “mainstream” religion and still has not. Digging Deeper Around the time of the Enlightenment and the American and French Revolutions , a growing number of educated and prominent figures had gravitated away…

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A Brief History On March 25, 1975, the King of Saudi Arabia, the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world (and mostly highly accessible reserves at that) was assassinated by his own nephew. A key (sort of) ally of the United States in the Arab/Islamic world, Saudi Arabia was then and is now of enormous importance on the world stage. Digging Deeper King Faisal had taken the throne by forcing his own brother, King Saud, into a toothless role as King while Faisal acted as regent, and finally forcing Saud to abdicate in favor of Faisal in…

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