On this day…in 1865

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” When the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln’s professed goal was the restoration of the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1882

One of America’s most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob Ford, who betrayed James for reward money. For 16 years, Jesse and his brother, Frank, committed robberies and murders throughout the Midwest. Detective magazines and pulp novels glamorized the James gang, turning them into mythical Robin Hoods who … [Read the full story]

It’s only 3 months until the Oscars

Yes fans, only three months until we select our best films and actors to win an Oscar. Its been another drab year for dreary films and poor scripts. After a remake received nominations for awards, last year. And as we expected we had even more remakes this year. Leading contender is Three Musketeers number forty nine. … [Read the full story]

Gaddafi STILL urges civilians to fight on

The end is almost upon Gaddafi and his regime. As darkness fell across the country, mosques in Tripoli broadcast public messages urging civilians to fight. They rallied locals to take up arms against Gaddafi’s regime with chants of Allahu Akbar (God is Great) from their loudspeakers. It was on this cue that rebel ‘sleeper cells’ emerged, … [Read the full story]

General Franco has a ‘home open’ at last

The late General Franco who’s summer palace in Sada has at last opened to the public after a long legal battle with his family. It will be the perfect opportunity to get into the psyche of Spain’s infamous dictator. After a two-year legal battle the family of General Francisco Franco have been ordered to open their … [Read the full story]