It was just 306 years ago today, July 31, 1715, that a treasure fleet sunk off the coast of modern-day Vero Beach, Florida.
It was just 112 years ago today, July 30, 1909, when Wilbur and Orville Wright won the government contract for a military airplane.
Happy Wednesday peeps! Today Matt and Mike sit down and chat about the Amazon Prime Original sci-fi flick The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski. Not time travel topics include The Thing, Blanton’s, and we need more Mags!
It was just 83 years ago today, July 28, 1938, when the first of three Pan American Airways Martin M-130 flying boats crashed, with the loss of the crew and passengers.
It was just 90 years ago today, July 27, 1931, when farmers in America awoke to a plague of biblical proportions.
It was just 80 years ago today, July 26, 1941, that the Japanese Empire froze all American assets in response to theirs being frozen in the United States the previous day.
You will have noticed there has been several ‘This Day In History’ columns pertaining to the Korean War, as it has been 70 years since those events.
It was just 55 years ago today, July 24, 1966, when the first ever base jump that we know of occurred off the side of El Captain, in Yosemite National Park.
It was just 53 years ago today, July 23, 1968, when a massive and deadly shootout occurred between Officers of the Cleveland Police Department and the Black Power group known as the Black Nationalists of New Libya.
It was just 160 years ago today, July 21, 1861, when both Yankee and Reb clashed for the first time in a major battle.
It was just 45 years ago today, July 20, 1976, when bearded warriors left this planet to invade Mars for loot and to capture the little green men’s women.
It was just 40 years ago today, July 19, 1981, when Ronald Reagan was informed by the French President, that the Soviets had been spying on the U.S. and her allies, and that there were actually still Commies living in America.
It was just 100 years ago today, July 18, 1921, when Babe Ruth, playing for the Yankees against the Detroit Tigers at their Navin Field, broke the long-standing record for home runs.
It was just 32 years ago today, July 17, 1989, when the first B-2 Bomber took to the skies.
It was just 22 years ago today, July 16, 1999, when a small civilian airplane, along with its pilot and two passengers, disappeared, only for the wreckage and bodies to be discovered later.
It’s been two whole years since a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film hit theaters. Black Widow is finally here but was it worth the wait? Bonus topics today include Mike throws some DC shade, cellphones, and the never ending streaming wars.
It was just 67 years ago today, July 15, 1954, when Boeing’s 367-80, known as the Dash 80, first took off into the skies.
It was just 140 years ago today, July 14, 1881, when Sheriff Pat Garrett, the man who had earlier captured Billy the Kid (aka: Henry McCarty), tracked the wanted man down and shot him dead.
It was just 234 years ago today, July 13, 1787, when the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, our governing documents before the Constitution, established a set of guidelines, of which many are still followed today.
It was just 104 years ago today, July 12, 1917, when striking miners, their supporters, and witnesses were deported from Bisbee, Arizona, to New Mexico, with many of them settling in Columbus, New Mexico.
It was just 70 years ago today, July 10, 1951, when representatives of the UN and Communist’s met at the city of Kaesong to begin peace talks.
It was just 99 years ago today, July 9, 1922, when American Olympic swimming champion and soon to be Tarzan, king of the jungle, Jonny Weissmuller made swimming history by being the first person to swim the 100-meter freestyle in under 1 minute, exactly 58.6 seconds.
It was just 145 years ago today, July 8, 1876, when six members of the South Carolina National Guard, all African Americans, were attacked by an angry mob and killed.
Are you ready to purge? Welcome kiddos to Reel Film Nerds Episode #228: The Forever Purge starring Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, and Josh Lucas. Not purgy topics include the Yarnell 19, Top Gun: Maverick (yes again), and racism.
Welcome to our family everyone! Yes, the Reel Film Nerds family. This week Matt and Mike chat about another summer blockbuster but this one has been marinating for over a year! That’s right kids it’s finally here F9: The Fast Saga is out for your viewing pleasure. Not family related topics include Subway, 40’s, and space.
It was just 80 years ago today, July 7, 1941, when American troops and ships replaced their British counterparts in Iceland, defending it from the NAZI threat.
It was just 102 years ago today, July 6, 1919, when the British landed at Mineola, Long Island, after flying in the first ever trans-Atlantic rigid airship.
It was just 84 years ago today, on July 5, 1937, that an American classic was brought to the masses.
It was just 45 years ago today, July 2, 1976, a year after the end of the war, when both North and South Vietnam were officially united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
It was just 70 years ago today, June 30, 1951 when General Ridgway informed the Communist’s that the UN was willing to discuss an armistice and ceasefire to end the Korean War.
It was just 94 years ago today, June 29, 1927, when the U.S. Army Air Corps’ Bird of Paradise, an Atlantic-Fokker C-2, a militarized version of the civilian Fokker Tri-Motor, completed the first ever pacific flight from the United States to Hawaii.
It was just 245 years ago today, June 28, 1776, when troops defending Charleston, South Carolina, beat back an early attempt by the British to regain control of the rebellious Southern Colonies.
Hi everyone and welcome to another pod! Today’s review is on The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas. Additional topics include Loki, car collecting, and the Desperado Trilogy.
It’s hump day and that means more pod! This week was Matt’s pick and well he picked wrong with the unique indie directed by Miranda July, Kajillionaire. Off topics include real estate, the heat, and independent films.
Welcome kiddos to Reel Film Nerds Episode #224 featuring a review of the Netflix Original Stowaway. The movie sucks but the podcast is great! Off topics include nerds are cool now, space, and a new Paramount Pictures giveaway!
It was just 145 years ago today, June 25, 1876, when Colonel Custer, the Boy General of the Union Army, Son of Morning Star, who attacks at dawn, and Creeping Panther who comes in the night, met his end in a fight for the ages near the Little Big Horn River, on the Crow Nation, in Montana.
It was just 70 years ago today, June 23, 1951, when Jacob Malik, the Soviet delegate to the UN proposed a Ceasefire in Korea.
It was just 43 years ago today, June 22, 1978, when scientists working at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., discovered the fifth and largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto.
It was just 121 years ago today, June 21, 1900, when the Chinese Dowager Empress declared war on all foreign nations with territory or interests in China.