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The Story Behind Howard Hughes

December 24th marks what would have been the 108th birthday of the famous aviator, filmmaker and inventor Howard Hughes. Hughes was an exceedingly wealthy man who made a name for himself through his films, extravagant spending, numerous high profile relationships, and, as he grew older, increasingly eccentric behavior. Today, he is remembered mostly as the subject of the Academy Award winning film The Aviator.

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Posted by Jimm - December 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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What If Nixon Hadn’t Been Ruined By Watergate?


[ReviewAZON asin=”0275979156″ display=”inlinepost”] Richard Nixon’s political career was ruined after the Watergate Scandal.  If you are unfamiliar with Watergate, it is a business complex in Washington, D.C.  In 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Headquarters there in an effort to wiretap the Democrats.  That’s illegal.  What’s worse is that President Nixon knew about it and tried to cover it up.  Over the next two years, it was revealed by writers Bernstein and Woodward how involved the inner circle of Washington was involved.  With impeachment imminent,  Nixon resigned the Presidency and went down in disgrace.  But what would have happened if he wasn’t caught? How would America be different if Nixon got away scot-free?  Would America be in the trouble going on today if Nixon had got away with it? Here is another look in our series on Alternate Realities and What Ifs… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Five People Born on December 22

dec_22Today is December 22, 2009 and the 356th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days left in the year 2009. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1094 days till the end of the current cycle. On this day in 1944, German troops demanded the surrender of the U.S. troops at the Battle of the Bulge. General McAuliffe responded by saying “NUTS!”. Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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