Browsing: November 1

A Brief History On November 1, 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) introduced a system of rating motion pictures with a letter rating system to guide audiences in choosing which movies to see, especially insofar as movies they deemed appropriate for child age groups.  The initial ratings included the letter designations G, M, R and X.  (We will stop right here to take a moment and announce our opposition to censorship in almost all of its forms.  Historically, censorship is a tool in the oppression of thoughts and ideas that limit the advance of mankind.)  This letter rating…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in November!  Please click on the dates below to learn more information about that date’s paranormal history. Digging Deeper: The Month of November in Paranormal History November 1: The Creepiest Videos on YouTube, Part 3! November 1, 2017: Review of Thor: Ragnarok (Blockbuster of the Year!) November 2, 1957: The Levelland UFO Case: Texans Including Fire Chief and Sheriff See Egg-Shaped UFO November 3, 1954: Godzilla, The Greatest Movie Monster of All Time is Born! November 12, 1933: The First Known Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster November…

A Brief History On November 1, 2017, we look back to last night when we got to see a pre-screening of the new Marvel major motion picture, Thor: Ragnarok. Although we will speak more about it, it is possible to sum up the movie in just a few words:  Blockbuster, A Must See, Colorful, Stunning, Pure Entertainment, Action-Action-Action!, Eye Candy, and probably the biggest grossing movie of 2017 (our prediction).  It is the 3rd in a series of Thor themed movies (Thor, from 2011, and Thor: The Dark World from 2013).  The film follows 16 other Marvel Cinematic Universe films…

A Brief History On November 1, 1944, the first of what would end up to be thousands of missions by the famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress flew over Tokyo, Japan on a reconnaissance mission, the first allied aircraft over Tokyo since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.   The aircraft was a special photo-reconnaissance version of the big bomber, equipped with 3 powerful cameras. Unlike many other warplanes fitted for reconnaissance, the F-13 and F-13A versions of the B-29 retained their defensive guns and bombing equipment. The 118 F-13 and F-13A Superfortresses were later re-designated RB-29 and RB-29A in 1948. Digging Deeper Although military…

A Brief History On November 1, 1911, the first known dropping of a bomb from an airplane in combat took place, ushering in one more way for human beings to kill each other.  This first incident was merely an Italian pilot dropping 2 hand grenades from his rudimentary airplane on a Turkish position in Libya, but soon airplanes made specifically for bombing and dropping bombs specifically made for use by airplanes would darken the skies above battlefields and cities alike. The first bomber airplane was adapted for bombing not by one of the world’s great powers, but by the Bulgarian…

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