Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

‘Pulp Fiction’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 20 years ago today (May 12 1994)

Video: 'Pulp Fiction' trailer

(Thursday, May 12, 1994)Pulp Fiction, a crime film about two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife and a pair of diner bandits, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film starred John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis.

Thousands of Union, Confederate soldiers die in ‘The Bloody Angle’ 150 years ago today (May 12 1864)

Video: 'The battle at Bloody Angle 1864'

(Thursday, May 12, 1864; during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — Attacks today by Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright on the western edge of the Mule Shoe (a prominent salient) in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, which became known as the “Bloody Angle,” involved almost 24 hours of desperate hand-to-hand fighting, some of the most intense of the Civil War.