Tag Archives: 20th Century

Jungle Cruise: If there’s nothing better on

You’re free to see this painfully mediocre fare on Disney+ nowadays. We went during my last birthday weekend (2021) and it was my inaugural experience with Alamo Drafthouse’s family friendlier (but to me bro’ friendlier) rival Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock. Much … Continue reading

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1922: USS Langley commissioned, the first US aircraft carrier

It’s a good thing the US finally got rolling on the shape of things to come even though other parts of the War Department, White House and Congress were getting pissed off at General Billy Mitchell (father of the US … Continue reading

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1901: The first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission!

On this day, Marconi’s solution to wireless transmissions was put to the test. From Cornwall (UK), the letter S in Morse Code was transmitted and clearly received in Newfoundland (Canada). The success paved the way for the UK’s naval forces … Continue reading

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For All Mankind: one season

This was the first show I was interested in watching on Apple’s new TV/Movie network and I was also a little apprehensive. Whenever a former Star Trek producer is involved, it’s a warning that the show might be craptacular. Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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1945: Victory in Europe Day

The Nazis unconditionally surrendered 75 years ago today. One horror show was ending, another would be done in a few months and then the Cold War, which almost bankrupted the West if the Soviets weren’t so bad at Math. It’s … Continue reading

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1920: The Dutch refuse to give up the Kaiser

A century ago, the Dutch told the winners of WWI to screw off. These days I highly doubt the Netherlands would take such a stand nor let a warmonger within their borders. More details are at this link. I’m not … Continue reading

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1919: Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist Party

A century ago, a horrendous political movement was created by Benito Mussolini. Although Hitler would take this crappy mindset even further, resulting in three percent of the planet being killed and practically all Jews in Europe exterminated, Mussolini came from … Continue reading

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1919: Prohibition, a stupid idea, begins

One reason why we should never let intolerant, religious nut jobs take over the State is it happened before through the 18th Amendment. They’re not the majority but when we let our guard down, they manage to pass an impossible … Continue reading

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1919: The Great Molasses Flood of Boston

I first learned about this weird tragedy several years ago from the wonderful ladies on Stuff You Missed in History Class. It boggles the mind how something of this nature could’ve happened too. Most Americans today only think the gooey … Continue reading

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