Browsing: October 1

A Brief History On October 1, 1946, Dr. Lancelot Ware and Roland Berrill established an organization in Caythorpe (Lincolnshire), England called Mensa International.  Intended as a non-profit social club for people among the highest 2% intellect in the human population, the founders expected a sort of aristocratic gathering of intelligentsia and were somewhat disappointed to find members meeting the membership criteria were mostly from humble origins.  Mensa International is the umbrella organization for national chapters found in 100 countries covering 51 national groups.  With about 134,000 members world-wide, the United States has the most members at 57,000, nearly triple runner-up…

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in October!  Please click on the dates below to learn more information about that date’s paranormal history. Digging Deeper October 2, 1959: 10 Greatest Sci-Fi and Horror Television Shows October 3, 2014: History vs. Hollywood: Annabelle the Haunted Doll! October 4, 2017: Worrisome Wednesday: From NoEnd House to Channel Zero! October 5 and 7, 2017: Dracula and other Monsters throughout History & Literature October 6, 1945: The Curse of the Billy Goat Curses the Chicago Cubs October 9, 1992: UFO Crushes Chevy Malibu (The Peekskill Meteorite) October 9,…

A Brief History On October 1, 2017, while attending a country music outdoor concert by singer Jason Aldean the crowd came under what was probably automatic rifle fire by Stephen Paddock, resulting in 58 people killed and 515 or more wounded, making this mass shooting the deadliest in such shooting in US History.  Today we sadly list the 10 worst/deadliest mass shootings in American History. Digging Deeper 1. Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas. Along with the 50 victims, the shooter was also killed when SWAT officer blew off the door to his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel…

A Brief History On October 1, 1985, the United States began celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, founded by The American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries (later to become AstraZeneca).  In honor of this extremely important focus on one of the worst killers of women, today we will list 10 women famous for their breasts, with a definite nod to the other, more important qualities these women possess.  Previously on October 1st we ran an article called A Timeline of Breasts, listing many incidents in history where a woman’s breasts took center stage.  What ladies would you include on…

A Brief History On October 1, 1957, for the first time the phrase “In God We Trust” appeared on American paper currency. Although the phrase had appeared on American coins as early as 1864, it had only become the co-motto of the United   States in 1956 (the other co-motto being “E Pluribus Unum”). The first bill to bear this pronouncement was the one dollar silver certificate, a move mandated by the passage of a congressional resolution on July 30, 1956 declaring this phrase as our national motto and further legislation ordering its inclusion on currency. Digging Deeper Apparently instigated…

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