Browsing: October 12

A Brief History On October 12, 2020, we had the opportunity to watch a “movie” composite of the web streaming series, When the Streetlights Go On, a Quibi production consisting of 10 episodes, each running several minutes.  Our screening was a continuous playing of the series in the form of a movie.  As with previous Quibi productions, Streetlights is a top quality video with excellent actors, directing and cinematography. Breaking News: On October 21, 2020, news of an imminent shut down of Quibi was broken, and confirmed the next day.  Despite raising a considerable amount of capital for investment (nearly…

A Brief History On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus, the Italian adventurer sailing into the unknown in the name of the Spanish Crown, landed in the Bahamas, the landing that became known as the “discovery” of America (or, “The New World” if you prefer).  We previously used this historic event for an article that questioned whether or not Americans should still celebrate Columbus Day.  Today, in the year 2020, Americans are taking down Confederate related statues and memorials left and right, and have moved on to also targeting anything related to any historical figure that had anything to do with…

A Brief History Today, we are pleased to announce your chance to be among the first horror film fans in Ohio to see Evil Eye or Nocturne on Monday, October 12, 2020!  UNSETTLE IN and join Amazon Studios and Blumhouse TV’s WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE, a collection of spine-chilling thrillers developed and produced with an eye towards original, genre storytelling.  The first four films – The Lie, Black Box, Nocturne, and Evil Eye – will be released on Prime Video this October.  Please enter to win tickets to the virtual World Premiere of Evil Eye or Nocturne from Amazon Studios and Blumhouse by sending an email…

A Brief History On October 12, 1654, the Dutch city of Delft was the scene of a spectacular tragedy when a large gunpowder storehouse exploded, destroying much of the city and killing over 100 people.  Another 1000+ people were injured.  The incident is remembered as “The Delft Explosion” or “The Delft Thunderclap,” and was certainly not a unique accident concerning gunpowder. Digging Deeper The Delft Explosion was precipitated by the caretaker of the gunpowder magazine (the term used for a powder storehouse), Cornelis Soetens, went to test a sample of the gunpowder.  Exactly what the ill fated man did is…

A Brief History On October 12, 1810, the Royal Family of Bavaria, in what is now Germany, for the occasion of the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, invited all the citizens of Munich to join in the first ever Oktoberfest, a tradition that has become the largest “volksfest” in the world.  Lasting from 16 to 18 days, the main attraction is the wonderful beer that Bavaria is known for, but of course there is also music, dancing, and other folk-type activities, similar to American annual county fairs. Digging Deeper While…

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