MOVIE GEEKS, UNIQUE HOLIDAYS, AND RANDOM TRIVIA

Hosted by Ellen Bales
Group active since Thu, Oct 06, 2016

This is a group for people who love movies, any kind of movies: black and white, Technicolor, wide-screen, documentary, sci-fi, shoot-em-up, murder and mayhem, Disney. Whatever your preference, tell us all about it here. You can recommend a film, or pan it. Show a trailer if you wish. Do you like to stream movies on your TV or watch HBO and Lifetime? Those are also fair game.

It is also a group for discussing odd things like unusual holidays or bizarre trivia. If you should run across anything out there which might qualify, please do share with us!

As with any JAP group, we ask that members be kind to one another. Remember, bullying reflects back on the bully far more than it hurts the victim. So let's all be grownups!

Ellen Bales
Sunday at 4:11 AM

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 16

1858
Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, declares that, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

1910
The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

1935
President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives.

1952
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.

1960
"Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

1961
Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.

SOME BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

Adam Smith, 1723
Geronimo, 1829
Tupac Shakur, 1971

FAMOUS DEATHS ON THIS DATE:

George Reeves, 1959
Wernher von Braun, 1977
Helmut Kohn, 2017



George Reeves (Superman)

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Ellen Bales
Wednesday at 2:07 AM

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 12

1812
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army invade Russia.

1920
Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.

1931
Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.

1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

1963
Black civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

1977
David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York.

SOME BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

George H.W. Bush, 1924
Anne Frank, 1929

FAMOUS DEATHS ON THIS DAY:

Norma Shearer, 1983
Gregory Peck, 2003





Anne Frank

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Ellen Bales
Saturday, June 8 at 12:16 PM

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 8

452
Attila the Hun invades Italy.

1783
Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe

1965
President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat.

1968
James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.

1969 MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium.

SOME FAMOUS DEATHS:

Thomas Paine, 1809
Andrew Jackson, 1845



Mickey Mantle

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Ellen Bales
Saturday, June 8 at 12:06 PM

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 8

Today in 2000 my lovely granddaughter Lucy Rene Bales was born, and today she turns 19 years old! My, how the time has flown!

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Ellen Bales
Jun 2, 2019

TODAY IN HISTORY

June 2

1883
The first baseball game under electric lights is played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1886
Grover Cleveland becomes the first American president to wed while in office.

1924
The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.

1935
Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

1953
Elizabeth II is crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

SOME BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

Marquis de Sade, 1740
Edward Elgar, 1857
Charlie Watts, 1941

FAMOUS DEATHS TODAY:

Lou Gehrig, 1941
Rex Harrison, 1990





Queen Elizabeth II

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Ellen Bales
May 31, 2019

TODAY IN HISTORY

May 31

1889
Johnstown, Pennsylvania is destroyed by a massive flood.

1915
A German zeppelin makes an air raid on London.

1935
7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people

1955
The Supreme Court orders that states must end racial segregation "with all deliberate speed."

1962
Adolf Eichmann, the former SS commander, is hanged near Tel Aviv, Israel.

1970
7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche

1988
President Ronald Reagan arrives in Moscow, the first American president to do so in 14 years.

SOME BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

Clint Eastwood, 1930
Brooke Shields, 1966

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Ellen Bales
May 30, 2019

TODAY IN HISTORY

May 30

1431
Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.

1539
Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.

1783
The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.

1868
Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.

1889
The brassiere is invented.

Ellen Bales
May 29, 2019

TODAY IN HISTORY

May 29

1790
Rhode Island becomes the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution.

1911
The Indianapolis 500 is run for the first time.

1942
Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

1953
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

1974
President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.

1990
Boris Yeltsin is elected the president of Russia.

SOME BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

Charles II, 1630
Patrick Henry, 1736
John F. Kennedy, 1917

FAMOUS DEATHS ON THIS DAY:

Mary Pickford, 1979
Manuel Noriega, 2017

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