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Monster

Monster

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 October     Aileen Wuornos executed, 2002 On this day in 2002, the serial killer Aileen Wuornos was killed by lethal injection in Florida. She had been found guilty on six counts of first degree murder. Her father, who … Read more

Lovelace

Lovelace

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 March   Ron Jeremy born, 1953 On this day in 1953, the porn star Ronald Jeremy Hyatt was born, in Queens, New York, to a physicist father and a book editor mother. He studied acting and education at Queens … Read more

Our Beloved Month of August

Our Beloved Month of August

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 August   Battle of Aljubarrota, 1385 On this day in 1385, the battle of Aljubarrota ended Spanish designs on Portugal and confirmed an independent throne in Portugal, under King John I. The battle was waged between John I of … Read more

Caligula

Caligula

A movie for every day of the year – a good one 24 January Caligula assassinated, AD41 On this day in AD41, or 41BCE, the Roman emperor Caligula was assassinated. His name was in fact Gaius Augustus Germanicus and Caligula was his nickname – meaning “soldier’s little boot” – picked up while he was a … Read more

Black Death

Black Death

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 May   Bubonic plague breaks out in California, 1907 On this day in 1907, bubonic plague broke out in California, USA. The disease had ravaged the known world twice before, first in the 6th century, the so-called Justinian plague. … Read more

An Ordinary Execution

An Ordinary Execution

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 July   John Ball hanged, drawn and quartered, 1381 On this day in 1381, a charismatic priest called John Ball was killed publicly in front of the monarch of England, Richard II. Ball had been a “hedge” priest, roaming … Read more

Skeletons

Skeletons

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 July   Last Tsar of Bulgaria becomes prime minister, 2001 On this day in 2001, having been elected in a free and fair vote, the last Tsar of Bulgaria, Tsar Simeon II, aka Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, became prime minister … Read more

Big River Man

Big River Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 November     Link Wray dies, 2005 On this day in 2005, one of the legends of rock. Link Wray, born Fred Lincoln Wray Jr in 1929, died. He was most famous for his 1958 instrumental hit Rumble, which … Read more

The Million Dollar Hotel

The Million Dollar Hotel

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 June   Groundbreaking of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1993 On this day in 1993, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame took place, in Cleveland, Ohio. It was attended by Pete Townshend, … Read more

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 June   John Maynard Keynes born, 1883 On this day in the 1883, the economist John Maynard Keynes was born, in Cambridge, to an economist father and a social reformer mother. A mathematics prodigy as a child, he won … Read more

Her

Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails with catchy subject lines such … Read more

The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 December     Bettie Page dies, 2008 On this day in 2008, a woman who had devoted the bulk of her life to Christian causes died, aged 85. But for a while in her 1950s heyday, Bettie Page had … Read more

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