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This Day in History – October 4

A Brief History On October 4, 2018, we are still recovering from the eye-candy comic book film fest that is Venom, the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We went to review the film with reservations based on rumbles of previous reviewers having expressed less than glowing tales of the film.  We heard that 30 minutes or more had been cut from the final print, leaving a choppy and disjointed movie.  NOT TRUE!  Venom flows logically and seamlessly and features Tom Hardy, one of our favorite actors of today.  Plenty of eye candy comic book like special effects and…

A Brief History On October 4, 2017, the third episode of season two of American horror anthology television series Channel Zero will air on SyFy.   Storylines for the series are based on popular creepypastas.  The second announced installment is based on author Brian Russell’s NoEnd House (2011). What follows is the original short story as it appeared on the Creepypasta Wiki on October 4, 2017.  This content is available per the Creative Commons License. Digging Deeper: NoEnd House by Brian Russell Let me start by saying that Peter Terry was addicted to heroin. We were friends in college and continued to be after I graduated. Notice that I…

A Brief History On October 5, 1795, the man that would be the subject of more books than any other human being in history (except Jesus Christ), Napoleon Bonaparte, made his entrance on the French political stage and into prominence when he put down a rebellion against the National Convention in Paris with what he called “a whiff of grapeshot.” Digging Deeper Napoleon, a general in the French Army without a command, had been recruited by Paul Barras, one of the leaders of the Revolutionary government (Executive leader of the Directory from 1795-`799). The rebels numbered about 20,000 and posed…

A Brief History On October 4, 1997, the second largest money robbery in U.S. history took place in Charlotte, North Carolina at Loomis, Fargo and Company, with $17.3 million in cash taken.  The ensuing investigation was spearheaded by the FBI and resulted in about 95% of the money being recovered and in 24 convictions.  Unfortunately, unlike the super sleuths on television and in the movies, real-life cops do not always solve crimes.  Here we list 10 Things Police Know That You Might Not.  Heck, maybe you do know some of them, or at least suspect a couple, but in my experience as…

A Brief History On October 4, 2010, the Ajka alumina plant in Hungary lost control of 35 million cubic feet of alumina sludge that ended up killing 9 people and polluting the Danube and Marcal Rivers.  Yes, it was inevitable that someone alone the line would die in alumina sludge.  As Murphy’s Law states, if it can happen, it will happen.  But it is unlikely that anyone actually wakes up thinking “today this will happen to me.”  People are inventive and creative, and throughout history they have come up with new products, machines and techniques that also accidentally killed them.  Here 9 off-the-wall ways people were sent off to their maker are…

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