Browsing: October 20

A Brief History On October 20, 2017, the eye popping new disaster film from the people (Jerry Bruckheimer) that brought us Flashdance, Top Gun, Armageddon, The Rock, Beverly Hills Cop, National Treasure, and Pirates of the Caribbean, will open tonight across the US.  With a pedigree of such popular films, you would expect Geostorm to be seriously entertaining eye candy, and it is! Digging Deeper We got the opportunity to watch a pre-screening of the film, a movie that was actually shot in 2016 and had several scenes re-filmed because of negative reaction to the original print.  The reworking of…

A Brief History On October 20, 1803, Ludwig van Beethoven, one of history’s greatest composers (and a favorite here at History and Headlines!) was hard at work on his vastly important “Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major,” better known as “Sinfonia Eroica” (“Heroic Symphony”). This musical work is important to Beethoven personally because it marks the beginning of his “middle period” and marks the transition from Classical to Romantic musical style. Digging Deeper Beethoven’s other major works, such as “Ode to Joy,” “Fur Elise,” and his momentous “Symphony No. 5” (colloquially called, “Beethoven’s Fifth”) are familiar musical works, and…

A Brief History On October 20, 2016, former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO Karen L. Finley was sentenced to 14 months in Federal prison for her part in attempting to bribe Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio municipal officials into contracting with her company that installs and administers red light and photo radar traffic cameras. Another Redflex official, lobbyist John Raphael started his own 15 month stretch in prison this August. This criminal action is the result of an 8 year Federal probe. Too bad it took so long! Digging Deeper As we have told you before, red light and photo radar…

A Brief History On October 20, 1944, Army and Naval forces of the United States landed on the Philippine island of Leyte in an amphibious assault to reclaim the islands from the Japanese who had taken the Philippines from the US and Philippine forces led by General Douglas MacArthur in 1942. MacArthur watched the landings from the deck of the cruiser USS Nashville and later that afternoon before conveniently located movie cameras the great man (just ask him!) waded ashore, keeping his famous “I shall return” promise when he fled the Philippines prior to his forces surrendering to the Japanese.…

A Brief History On October 19, 2016, just a few hours ago, the Cleveland Indians won the American League Pennant (Championship) and earned a ticket to the World Series against either the LA Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs, starting Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4 games to 1 (finishing with a 3-0 shut out) after beating the Boston Red Sox 3 games to 0 put an intimidating stamp on the playoffs. And this was with the loss of 2 of their best pitchers late in the season! Digging Deeper Not a bad year for Cleveland sports…

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