Browsing: November 15

A Brief History On November 15, 2019, fans of the 1976-1981 television franchise by the same name and the 2 feature films that continued the story line, Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) will be treated to the latest iteration of the “jiggle” oriented action adventure series when this year’s version of Charlie’s Angels makes its debut across the United States. Digging Deeper A little background is in order, as the television series featured 3 beautiful women (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith) as undercover crime fighters of extraordinary smarts and fighting abilities working for an…

A Brief History On November 15, 2018, we bring to you good news and bad news about screening the latest Harry Potter universe major film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  The good news is the $200 million spent on producing the film was money well invested as the movie is first class in every way.  Plus, fans of the Harry Potter magic universe will find a logical progression and development of characters and story line, undoubtedly enjoying every minute of this latest installment of the franchise.  The bad news, if you could call it that, is people not familiar…

A Brief History On November 15, 2010, Manchester University Press published a hardcover edition of Andrew Smith’s The ghost story, 1840-1920.  In this book, Smith shares his wealth of knowledge with his readers as he attempted to critique the history of the ghost story over a substantial period of time. This effort did not please critic Matt Foley, who considered the course of eighty years, starting from 1840 to be “wide in its scope,”[1] which it certainly is. Smith, however, seems to be quite knowledgeable on the topic of gothic literature, having produced numerous works in that department and gained…

A Brief History On November 15, 1969, the Cold War in the icy waters of the Barents Sea became very real when the US submarine USS Gato collided with the Soviet submarine K-19.  Lucky for both crews, neither sub sank and no lives were lost.  Throughout history, ships have found ways to run into each other or other objects, sometimes on purpose, but usually by accident.  Today we list 5 of these unfortunate occurrences. Digging Deeper 1. USS Gato vs. USSR K-19, 1969. While both ships were patrolling the arctic waters of the Barents Sea North of Scandinavia and Murmansk, the…

A Brief History On November 15, 1971, a History changing event took place when Intel Corporation released their 4004 microchip processor for sale, allowing the manufacture of small computers. (Happy 45th Birthday, Intel 4004!) A Santa Clara, California (“Silicon Valley”) company, Intel is the world’s largest manufacturer and seller of semi-conductor chips for use in computers. Digging Deeper Back in 1971 great strides were being made in the development of electronic processors and the miniaturization of them, allowing the first hand held calculators and increasingly smaller computers, including a mini-computer in the (then) high technology F-14 Tomcat fighter plane. Other…

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