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|1595||The jesuit poet Robert Southwell is hanged for “treason,” being a catholic.|
|1631||Michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, is elected Russian Tsar.|
|1744||The British blockade of Toulon is broken by 27 French and Spanish warships attacking 29 British ships.|
|1775||As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.|
|1797||Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British.|
|1828||The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.|
|1849||In the Second Sikh War, Sir Hugh Gough’s well placed guns win a victory over a Sikh force twice the size of his at Gujerat on the Chenab River, assuring British control of the Punjab for years to come.|
|1862||The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.|
|1878||The world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.|
|1885||The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.|
|1905||The Mukden campaign of the Russo-Japanese War, begins.|
|1916||The Battle of Verdun begins with an unprecedented German artillery barrage of the French lines.|
|1940||The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.|
|1944||Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army.|
|1949||Nicaragua and Costa Rica sign a friendship treaty ending hostilities over their borders.|
|1951||The U. S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.|
|1956||A grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.|
|1960||Havana places all Cuban industry under direct control of the government.|
|1965||El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcom X) is assassinated in front of 400 people.|
|1972||Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. pretender to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.|
|1974||A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.|
The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of Air Force personnel working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, earlier this week.Air Force amn/nco/snco at Facebook. Read the entire story at Gizmodo
It was accidentally sent out to all terminals through the bases AtHoc emergency alert system that is typically used for weather updates. Spokesman Maj. Bryon McGarry told Stars and Stripes, “One of the command post controllers was building a template for this specific thing that was posted.” The message was intended to only go to one person but he “inadvertently sent it to everybody.” Eight minutes after the message announcing impending doom popped up, a soothing blue screen went out across the base’s terminals telling everyone to chill out.
Barrie police reunited a 68-year-old man from Bolsover, Ont., a village of about 400 people in the Kawartha Lakes region, with the cash, using banking records from 1985 to trace the owner. Police did not release his name because of privacy concerns.There must be a safer place to keep one's savings, like maybe a mattress. Read more on the story at the Calgary Herald. -
“This is a unique situation where this large quantity of money was missing without anyone knowing it was missing,” Const. Nicole Rodgers said. “He hadn’t even realized with the police officers sitting in his house that they were speaking of the cash box with his money in it.
“In his mind, he thought it was still somewhere else in his house.”