Browsing: May 18

A Brief History On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of Pink: All I Know So Far at 7:00PM.  The film presents a behind-the-scenes look at P!NK as she balances family and life on the road, leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance in 2019’s “Beautiful Trauma” world tour. Digging Deeper To reserve a spot for the online screening, you must click on the link below which takes you right to the redeem pass page: http://amazonscreenings.com/HISTORYPINK You then log in or sign up which takes a minute if…

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A Brief History On May 18, 2008, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $10,894,900 at an auction.  Interestingly, the selling price for vintage cars is astounding and it can be truly said that only the wealthy can purchase them!  Nevertheless, the love for cars is something most of us have experienced and grown with. The current modernized era is full of tech-loaded vehicles which provide all the basic as well as high-end necessities for a comfortable ride, but can you imagine cars from the past having the same level of elegance and pleasure? The popularity of…

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A Brief History On May 18, 1096, Christians in Europe heeded the call of Pope Urban II and joined up with the throngs following local noblemen in a Crusade to regain the Holy Land of Jerusalem from the Muslims that occupied what is now Israel and the Levant, but on this day the Crusading zeal went in a horribly different direction. Digging Deeper Count Emicho of Leiningen had gathered his forces to serve the cause of God in the People’s Crusade (First Crusade), though it seems his personal goal was to rid Germany of its Jewish population. On May 18,…

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A Brief History On May 18, 1974, India’s Operation Smiling Buddha resulted in the successful detonation of a nuclear weapon, becoming the sixth nation to explode a nuclear device. Prior to India, only the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council (US, Soviet Union/Russia, United Kingdom, France and China) had developed nuclear weapons, at least officially. Digging Deeper India officially claimed a yield of about 13 kilotons, similar in size to the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Outside scientists estimated the explosion as less powerful, perhaps as little as 2 kilotons. Canada, which had supplied…

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A Brief History On May 18, 1958, the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter set the world speed record for an airplane by flying 1404.19 mph over a 15 mile course, at the same time becoming the first aircraft ever to hold both the world speed record and the world altitude record at the same time (91,243 feet on May 7, 1958). Digging Deeper An incredible plane in many ways, this little single jet engine powered interceptor went on to a production run of over 2500 planes and served with 15 different countries, until finally retired in 2004 (Italy). Designed as a Mach…

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