Browsing: October 24

A Brief History On October 24, 2018, Americans have just 2 days to wait for the latest action-adventure movie showcasing brave and capable American heroes saving the world, a submarine based thriller featuring almost super-hero-like Navy Seals.  Oddly enough, Hunter Killer has a high profile cast of Hollywood stars that are not even American!  Gerard Butler (Scottish, as the captain of the USS Arkansas), Gary Oldman (English, as the American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Caroline Goodall (English, as the American President), David Gyasi (British, as Chief of the Boat on the Arkansas), Troy Stephens (English as the…

A Brief History On October 24, 1957, the US Air Force combined the proposals of 3 companies to develop a rocket powered spaceplane that was to perform multiple military roles, including bombing, reconnaissance, and research.  Plans included a timeline of planning until 1963, first flights conducted as glide tests with powered test flights to follow in 1964.  The plan was for an unmanned glide missile to be fielded in 1968 and a fully operational manned system by 1974. Digging Deeper Intended to be sent into space atop a rocket and return to Earth on a glide and land like an…

A Brief History Drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see Goodbye Christopher Robin before it opens in theaters on October 27, 2017. Digging Deeper GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.  Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort…

A Brief History On October 24, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange suffered the catastrophic day of losses known as Black Thursday, the day that for all intents and purposes started the Great Depression. Also known as The Great Crash or The Crash of ’29, this was the most significant stock market crash and economic event in the history of the United States, so enormous in scope that it plunged the entire industrialized world into a decade long depression. Digging Deeper The 1920’s in the United States was a time of excitement and prosperity. Women could vote, Prohibition went into…

A Brief History On October 24, 1990, the Italian Prime Minister addressed the Italian parliament about the existence of Operation Gladio, a NATO program in Italy and other countries, even some non-treaty nations, whereby a secret army would wage guerrilla war against the Soviets should they overrun any of these countries. Digging Deeper During World War II, the British set up their Home Guard to fill this role in case Britain was overrun by the Germans.  The idea is to have loyal patriots spread throughout the land, trained in sabotage and communications skills with secret caches of arms conducting secret…

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