Browsing: October 11

A Brief History On October 11, 1779, Polish cavalry officer and American Brigadier General, Casimir Pulaski, died of wounds incurred during the Battle of Savannah (Georgia) during the American Revolutionary War.  Pulaski, known as “The Father of American Cavalry,” had fought in Poland against the Russians, and was forced to flee his own country, taking his military skills to America where he became a hero of the American Revolution.  Pulaski was not the only major Polish officer to fight for America’s Independence, and of course other foreign born people also served in America during the Revolutionary War.  Here we list…

A Brief History Action thriller fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see The Foreigner before it opens in theaters on October 13, 2017. Digging Deeper The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, is a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale.  The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.  In his relentless search for the…

A Brief History On October 11, 1138, the city that would one day become the most populous city in modern Syria, Aleppo, was hit with a catastrophic earthquake. An absolutely stunning 230,000 people are believed to have died in this earthquake, making it the third worst earthquake disaster in human history. Digging Deeper Found on the North shore of the Dead Sea, Aleppo is an ancient city that goes back to 5000 BCE. A minor quake hit the city on October 10, 1138, and the deadly one hit the next day. Located in a region torn by sectarian war, Aleppo…

A Brief History On October 11, 2016, the first episode of season one of American horror anthology television series Channel Zero will air on SyFy.   Storylines for the series are based on popular creepypastas.  The first announced installment is based on webcartoonist and author Kris Straub’s Candle Cove (2009). What follows is the original short story as it appeared on the Creepypasta Wiki on October 11, 2016.  This content is available per the Creative Commons License. Digging Deeper: Candle Cove by Kris Staub NetNostalgia Forum – Television (local) Skyshale033 Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show? Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I…

A Brief History On October 11, 1975, television audiences in the United States experienced one of those magic moments when an icon was born, as the comedy skit show, Saturday Night Live (SNL) debuted with George Carlin as host. Digging Deeper Carlin, one of history’s great comedians, and originator of “Seven words you can never say on television,” died in 2008 at age 71 of heart failure. His guests on that epic night included singer Janis Ian, singer Billy Preston, and comedian/actor Andy Kaufman.  Kaufman went on to make a total of 16 SNL appearances, but tragically died in 1984 at…

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