Browsing: September 8

A Brief History On September 8, 2022, the longest reigning monarch in British history, and the second longest reigning European monarch, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has died at the age of 96.  We offer our condolences to her family and the peoples of the realms over which she previously reigned. (See our other articles about Queen Elizabeth and monarchies.) Digging Deeper Born in 1926, the Queen began her reign in 1952 and has seen the British Empire shrink massively during her reign.  Her eldest son, Charles, the Prince of Wales, became King with her passing. In recent years…

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A Brief History On September 8, 1930, 3M, the better known name of what was the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, began selling their Scotch brand of household and office pressure sensitive tape, the transparent stuff no self-respecting school kid, office worker, or housewife would do without! (See our articles about inventions.) Digging Deeper Invented by engineer Richard Drew, the transparent cellophane tape product followed the invention of masking tape by the same man.  So prevalent and iconic did the Scotch Tape brand become, that virtually all transparent tape sold in the US today is commonly referred to as “Scotch…

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A Brief History Crime drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Card Counter on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/COUNTERHH908.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early!  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter.  Told with Schrader’s trademark…

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A Brief History On September 8, 1761, King George III of the United Kingdom married Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Germany today, what was then the Holy Roman Empire).  George himself had been born in London, England, unlike his father and grandfather (George II and George I) who were born in Hanover, Prussia (Germany).  Did you know British monarchs were not necessarily British?  Or that they did not necessarily speak English?  If not, then you may not know some of the other things we list here today, trivial tidbits about Britain that may surprise you. Digging Deeper 1. British Monarchs not from…

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A Brief History On September 8, 2017, Warner Brothers Pictures major motion picture, It, the adaptation of the creepy Stephen King horror novel (1986), will be released to theaters across the US.  Last night we were privileged to review the movie at a pre-screening, or should we say, “pre-screaming?” Digging Deeper Stephen King has written books that have sold over 350 million copies, and in 1986 It was the best selling book of the year in the US.  Not surprisingly, as have many of Stephen King’s stories, It was adapted for the screen in 1990 as a television mini-series.  For…

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