Today in strangeness for 4/12/2020-4/18/2020

Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!

April 12th/13th:

Today in strangeness, The covert mind control program, MK-ULTRA was launched on this day in 1953, by CIA director Allen Dulles. The project ran at least until the late 60’s and notoriously tested drugs such as LSD on unwitting subjects.

‘Spectacular Celestial Event’ as Planets and Moon Line Up: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/spectacular-celestial-event-as-planets-and-moon-line-up/

April 14th:

Today in strangeness, On this day in 1894, Thomas Edison demonstrated the kinetoscope, a viewing device that was a precursor to the film projector. The 1999 Sydney Hailstorm turned out to be one of Australia’s costliest natural disasters, with 500,000 tons of hailstones, some as large as 3.5 inches in diameter, hitting New South Wales.

New ‘Oumuamua Origin Theory Offered: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/new-oumuamua-origin-theory-offered/

April 15th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1912, Albert Einstein referred to time as the 4th dimension, while the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, after hitting an iceberg. The first Walk Across America Backwards took place on this day in 1931.

UFO Landing Caught on Film?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-ufo-landing-caught-on-film/

April 16th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1866, a leaking crate of nitroglycerin in San Francisco exploded, leveling a Wells Fargo office and all surrounding buildings. And on this day in 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD.

Nessie Spotted on Webcam?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-nessie-spotted-on-webcam/

April 17th:

Today in strangeness, According to the Daily Bleed, in Scotland on this date in the year 618 AD, 53 monks were burned alive by a gang of armed women seeking revenge for being cheated out of their pasture rights. On this day in 1970, the crew of Apollo 13 safely returned to Earth, in spite of a severe malfunction that occurred in their spacecraft on their way to the moon.

Aerial Photo Reveals Secret to Stonehenge Construction: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/unique-aerial-photo-reveals-secret-to-stonehenge-construction/

April 18th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1906, San Francisco was shaken by an earthquake measuring close to 8.0 on the Richter scale. City blocks crumbled, fires erupted, and when it was all over the quake had claimed hundreds of lives.

‘Werewolf’ Menaces Mexican Town: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/werewolf-menaces-mexican-town/

Today in strangeness for 3/8/2020-3/14/2020

Here’s this week’s today in strangeness. Hope you enjoy!

March 8th/9th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1934, Yuri Gagarin was born. Gagarin would go on to become the first human to both enter space and orbit the Earth. Seven years following his historic achievements, Gagarin died in a helicopter crash, the cause of which remains a mystery to this day.

Highest Resolution Photo From Mars Released: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/highest-resolution-photo-from-mars-released/

March 10th:

Today in strangeness, It was known that on this date in 1982, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn would all be on the same side of the Sun, within a 95-degree wide interval. In 1974, authors John Gribbin and Stephen Plagemann published the bestseller The Jupiter Effect, which wrongly predicted that this planetary alignment would cause a number of catastrophes including a huge earthquake on the San Andreas fault on March 10, 1982.

Odd UFO Filmed in Brazil: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-odd-ufo-filmed-in-brazil/

March 11th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1619, it was curtains for the Flower sisters who were burned at the stake on charges of witchcraft in England. It seems their mother, who was also on trial with them, sealed their fate when she picked up a piece of bread and declaimed on the witness stand ‘May this cake choke me if I am guilty.’ She then proceeded to drop dead after a bite. The Great Blizzard of 1888 wreaked havoc across the Northeast US with some areas receiving as much as 50 inches of snow.

Eerie Black Rain Falls on Japanese Cities: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/eerie-black-rain-falls-on-japanese-cities/

March 12th:

Today in strangeness, On March 12, 1894, the first bottles of Coca-Cola were sold. Invented by an Atlanta pharmacist, the original formula included lime, cinnamon, and coca leaves. On this date in 1928, the St. Francis Dam Disaster took place (the second-worst disaster in California history), and in 2002, Homeland Security unveiled their color-coded terrorism threat advisory scale.

Smallest-Known Dinosaur Fossil Found: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/smallest-known-dinosaur-fossil-found/

March 13th:

Today in strangeness, It was on the night of March 13, 1997, that the ‘Phoenix Lights‘ were seen in the night skies over Phoenix and beyond. This huge triangular formation of lights was reported by countless witnesses, some who called in to Art Bell that night. Gov. Fife Symington, who initially made fun of the incident, belatedly publicly admitted he, too, saw the lights.

Did Psychic Sylvia Browne Predict the Coronavirus?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/did-psychic-sylvia-browne-predict-the-coronavirus-pandemic-back-in-2008/

March 14th:

Today in strangeness, On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity radically altered the view of the universe. His work in particle and energy theory led to breakthroughs in quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb.

Previously Unseen Thylacine Footage Found: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-previously-unseen-thylacine-footage-found-in-government-archive/

Today in history 1/28/2020

Today in history, The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor in 0028.

Today in history, Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI in 1547.

Today in history, Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab in 1757.

Today in history, Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world in 1871.

Today in history, The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain in 1915.

Today in history, The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea in 1915.

Today in history, Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe in 1921.

Today in history, The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law in 1932.

Today in history, French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis in 1941.

Today in history, Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell in 1945.

Today in history, The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan in 1955.

Today in history, The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff in 1986.

Today in history 1/28/2017

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1/28/2017:

Today in history, The Roman Emperor Nerva (see picture below) names Trajan, an army general, as his successor in 28.

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Today in history, Ahmed Shah (see picture below), the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab in 1757.

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Today in history, The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea in 1915.

Today in history, Albert Einstein (see picture below) startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe in 1921.

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Today in history, Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo in 1970.

Today in history, The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff in 1986.