Today in strangeness for 4/19/2020-4/25/2020

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

April 19th/20th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1841, America’s master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, published The Murders in the Rue Morgue in Graham’s Magazine. His story has been credited with launching the detective genre or the ‘whodunit’ into popular culture.

UK Paranormal Hotspot: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2020/04/19

April 21st:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1933, a British surgeon’s alleged picture of the Loch Ness Monster was first published in London’s Daily Mail. While the veracity of the image continues to be debated to this day, the “Surgeon’s photo,” as it would come to be known, gained iconic status and remains the signature picture of the elusive sea serpent.

Museums Showcase Creepiest Objects: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/museums-showcase-creepiest-objects/

April 22nd:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1864, Congress passed a bill that added the phrase “In God We Trust” to all one cent coins minted in the US. The controversial phrase would go on to become the official motto of the United States, despite numerous legal battles, one of which reached as high as the Supreme Court.

Former French Intelligence Official Talks UFOs: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/former-director-of-france-s-foreign-intelligence-agency-discusses-ufos/

April 23rd:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1985, the Coca Cola company unveiled their New Coke formula for their signature beverage. The result was outrage from Coke drinkers across the country, who bombarded the company with demands to return to the original formula. Less than three months later, ‘old Coke’ was re-introduced as ‘Coca Cola Classic’ and New Coke became known as the modern-day equivalent to the Edsel.

Bigfoot Print Found in North Carolina?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/bigfoot-print-found-in-north-carolina/

April 24th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1907, the one-of-a-kind Hersheypark opened its doors. However, unlike today, back then the amusement park was not for the general public, instead, it was meant to be a leisure center exclusively for Hershey Candy Company employees. On the birthday front, acclaimed actress and paranormal enthusiast Shirley MacLaine was born on April 24th, 1934.

Possible Puma Photographed in England: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/possible-puma-photographed-in-england/

April 25th:

Today in strangeness, On this date in 1990, the crew of space shuttle Discovery placed the Hubble Space Telescope into a Low Earth Orbit. Initially, Hubble’s operators suffered a setback when a lens aberration was discovered, but a repair mission by space-walking astronauts in December 1993 successfully fixed the problem, and Hubble began sending back its first breathtaking images of the universe.

UFO Exits Volcano in Mexico?: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-ufo-exits-volcano-in-mexico/

Today in history 4/22/2020

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Today in history, St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope in 296.

Today in history, Pedro Alvarez Cabral (see picture below) discovers Brazil in 1500.

Today in history, Spain and Portugal divide the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragossa in 1529.

Today in history, President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe in 1792.

Today in history, The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land in 1889.

Today in history,  At the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans use poison gas for the first time in 1915.

Today in history, Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq in 1931.

Today in history, Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea in 1944.

Today in history, The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television in 1954.

Today in history, Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust” in 1955.

Today in history, Barbara Walters (see picture below) becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television in 1976.

Today in history 4/22/2017

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Today in history, St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope in 296.

Today in history, Pedro Alvarez Cabral (see picture below) discovers Brazil in 1500.

Today in history, Spain and Portugal divide the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragossa in 1529.

Today in history, President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe in 1792.

Today in history, The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land in 1889.

Today in history,  At the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans use poison gas for the first time in 1915.

Today in history, Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq in 1931.

Today in history, Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea in 1944.

Today in history, The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television in 1954.

Today in history, Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust” in 1955.

Today in history, Barbara Walters (see picture below) becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television in 1976.