A Brief History On August 22, 1962, the French ultra-nationalist terror group known as the OAS (Organisation armée secrete, which means “Secret Army Organization”) made a famous attempt on the life of Charles de Gaulle, president of France.  The OAS had tried and failed to kill de Gaulle before, but this particular attempt became all the more famous as the inspiration for the 1971 Frederick Forsyth novel, The Day of the Jackal.  The book became enough of a best seller to in turn inspire the 1973 major motion picture by the same name, starring Edward Fox and Michel Lonsdale.  The…

A Brief History Science fiction action film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Kin on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, log on to LionsgateScreenings.com and enter the code KIN3454.   This pass is valid for up to 2 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   A pulse pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, Kin is the story of an unexpected hero destined…

A Brief History On August 21, 1982, elements of the 860 man French contingent of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) arrived in Beirut.  A few days later United States Marines followed adding another 850 troops, and the next day 575 Italian troops arrived.  The MNF was a US brokered peace keeping force with the intention of saving lives among Lebanese in the wake of the June 1982 invasion of Lebanon by Israel in pursuit of Palestine Liberation Organization fighters.  The MNF was assigned the mission of evacuating PLO fighters and Syrian troops from Lebanon so that the Israeli forces…

A Brief History On August 20, 1938, Yankees’ first baseman and “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd Grand Slam of his career, a monumental major league baseball record that stood for 75 years until topped by Alex Rodriguez.  Previously we listed “10 Awesome Baseball Records,” “What a Day For Baseball Records,” and “What a Day For Baseball Records, The Sequel.”  Today we go after another 10 baseball records that we think are incredibly hard to match and incredibly impressive.  Or just nifty records.  In a word, awesome!  Many pitching records will be hard to match now that relief pitching…

A Brief History Renowned American film actor and philanthropist Paul Newman had an unusual relationship with the Academy Awards. Before he won his first Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in March 30, 1987, he was nominated for the same award six times prior. The first nomination was in 1959 for The Cat in the Hot Tin Roof. Newman had to wait almost 30 years for his first Oscar. Digging Deeper The result of this long wait was that when he was nominated for the seventh time, he snubbed the ceremony – even though it was obvious that…

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