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40 Years of 1980s Spider-Man

Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the premieres of Spider-Man and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. This marked the first time that a single Marvel character appeared on two separate animated series at the same time.


Both series would follow the famed webhead Spider-Man on his adventures. The solo series focused on his individual stories and would have him team up with various heroes including Captain America and Medusa. The team series had him teamed up with Firestar and Iceman as part of the Spider-Friends. Both men had a crush on their female teammate but neither got to date her. They too would team up with various other heroes including Iron Man and the X-Men.

The solo series lasted until March 6th, 1982 with just a single season wi…


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ARTaylor ARTaylor 5 days ago
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20 Years of the September 11th Attacks

In the United States of America, today is Patriot Day honoring the three-thousand people killed during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. On that morning, members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization hijacked four passenger airliners. Two were flown into each of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing their collapse. One was flown into the Pentagon causing massive damage. Another crashed in Pennsylvania on its way to Washington D.C., presumably brought down by the passengers taking control from the hijackers. It was the single deadliest terrorist act ever and the most significant loss of life for American firefighters and peace officers.

Terrorists had previously tried to destroy the World Trade Cent…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 7 days ago
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20 Years of Band of Brothers

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Band of Brothers. The ten episode miniseries follows 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, also known as "Easy" Company, through their actions in World War II from training through the defeat of Germany.

The series is based on the 1992 non-fiction series by historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Following the success of the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks acquired the rights and used their film as the template for the show. The production team did extensive research into the period for historical accuracy, including interviews with the surviving members of Easy Company. The interviews were then incorporated into …

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 8 days ago
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55 Years of Star Trek

Today is the fifty-fifth anniversary of the premiere episode of Star Trek. The series follows the crew of the starship Enterprise as they explore strange new worlds seeking out new life forms and new civilizations boldly going where no man has gone before.

The series was the brainchild of Gene Roddenberry, who characterized the series as "Wagon Train to the stars." He wanted to combine the storytelling style of western shows from the 1950s and '60s with the visual style of science fiction films such as Forbidden Planet. Thanks to a partnership with television icon Lucille Ball, Roddenberry was able to develop a pilot for the series. However, the episode did not impress television executives. But, in an unprecedented move, a second pilot was ord…

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ARTaylor ARTaylor 10 days ago
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Labor Day 2021

In the United States of America, today is Labor Day, a day to celebrate the contributions of hard workers by honoring the American labor movement. The day began in the late nineteenth century as trade and union labor movements began to grow with unionists proposing the day. It was first organized in New York City with a parade while Oregon was the first state to make it a public holiday. It eventually became a federal holiday in 1894. Since then, numerous other countries have followed suit celebrating their own Labor/Labour Day. The day also marks the symbolic end of Summer and beginning of Fall.

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