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Flashback Fridays: April 2007

Released in theatres on April 16th 2007, Spider-Man 3 grossed nearly $900 million worldwide On this day fourteen years ago, Spider-Man 3 premiered at the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo. Spider-Man 3 is the third film in the Tobey Maguire-lead saga of New York's most famous superhero. Directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man 3 is... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: March 1979

Forty-two years ago, the number one song on the radio was the Bee Gees' hit, "Tragedy." "Tragedy" was one of many hits from the musical trio, whose harmonious vocals ruled the airwaves throughout the height of the disco era. They are best remembered for their soundtrack for the John Travolta film, 1977's Saturday Night Fever.... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday: March 2020

March 2020: The month the world froze. On this day one year ago, the Minersville Area School District held its last in-person day of school for the 2019-2020 schoolyear. Students were informed about a two-week suspension of classes, which inevitably expanded into four-weeks, then into six-weeks, etc. For the first time in Minersville history, spring... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: March 1984

On this day, thirty-six years ago, the number-one song on the radio was "Jump" by Van Halen. Van Halen formed in Pasadena, California, just ten years earlier. Sons of Dutch and Indonesian immigrants, brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen were prominently raised in this area, and began playing music while they were still children. Throughout... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: February 1996

Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version are 1996 role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. The game was a hit and had an 89% approval rate from critics and even hit the “Top 100 games of all time”. The game consists of you and your team... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: February 1986

On February 20th, 1986, the Soviet Union officially launched their own space station, Mir. While there had previously been low-orbiting stations in the atmosphere, Mir revolutionized the modular design that continues to influence present-day spacecrafts. This station was significantly larger than any previous man-made satellite, allowing for easier usage of the premises for various experiments.... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays- February 2019

"El Chapo" was declared guilty of all charges on February 12th, 2019 (Picture taken: January 19th, 2017) On this day two years ago, NASA officially confirmed that the Mars Opportunity Rover had ceased communication. Originally launched on July 7th 2003, the rover accompanied Spirit, as part of the Mars Exploration Rover program. The robot descended... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: February 1994

Twenty-seven years ago, on February 5, 1994, Minersville High School's very own Al Matakonis, ("Mr. M.", to us!), established a new Minersville High School record for points scored in a single basketball game for the Battlin' Miners! During the first-half of that Saturday afternoon game versus the Weatherly Wreckers, Mr. M. connected on 11 three-point... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: January 1967

The first ever Superbowl was held on January 15th, 1967. This would be the first standoff between an NFL team and a team of the then-recently developed AFL. The Green Bay Packers, a once terrible team just nine seasons earlier, had turned their failure around. This was due part in the instructions of legendary coach,... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: January 1993

Site of the $7.4 Million heist On January 5th, 1993, the fifth-largest robbery in United States history occurred at a Brinks armored car depot in Rochester, NY. The robbers stole nearly seven million in cash, which FBI Agent Van Harp describing as "weigh[ing] about one thousand pounds." The criminals burst into the facility at around... Continue Reading →

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