Browsing: October 22

A Brief History On October 22, 1934, US FBI agents shot and killed infamous bank robber Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd in East Liverpool, Ohio.  Floyd is just one of the many robbers and murderers generally referred to as “gangsters” that became notorious during the decades of the 1920’s and 1930’s, an era that started with Prohibition, automobiles, and Tommy guns, making for an entirely new sort of mobile, deadly criminal.  Cars made robbers faster and more mobile than any previous period in history, and in part led to the development of faster and faster cars.  After World War I…

A Brief History On October 9, 2018, we announced an opportunity for our readers to attend an advance screening of Hunter Killer.  Today, we wish to extend that announcement to action thriller film fans of John Carroll University (JCU) with a brand new code to use to have a chance at a pass to see this film!  So, to the faculty, staff, and students at JCU, here is your chance to also be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Hunter Killer on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at AMC Westwood in Rocky River, Ohio!  For your chance…

A Brief History Action thriller film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Hunter Killer on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at AMC Westwood in Rocky River, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to LionsgateScreenings.com and enter the code DoubleHH.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper   In Hunter Killer, the Russian President is captured by his own Defense Minister at a…

A Brief History On October 22, 1943, 569 bombers of the Royal Air Force dropped firebombs on the German city of Kassel, population around 240,000, killing 10,000 and making another 150,000 homeless.  The firestorm that resulted from the bombing destroyed the city center and burned for 7 days.  Important military targets were virtually untouched.  American and British (Allied) bombing of cities, especially bombing raids with incendiary devices meant to cause massive “firestorms” have become a topic of contention as a military tactic, and is sometimes referred to as “terror bombing.”  So what is firebombing cities?  A legitimate military tactic or…

A Brief History On October 22, 1797, Frenchman and balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin performed the first successful descent in a frameless parachute from a height of 3000 feet. Garnerin had built a silk frameless parachute, the canopy of which we would recognize as a typical parachute today, with the lines running from the 23 foot diameter canopy to the basket Garnerin rode in. The parachute and basket Garnerin rode in were suspended underneath the hot air balloon gondola by a rope running through a hollow tube. (Previous parachute attempts were made with devices umbrella like in construction with umbrella like frames.)…

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