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|537||The Goths lay siege to Rome.|
|1649||The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government.|
|1665||A new legal code is approved for the Dutch and English towns, guaranteeing religious observances unhindered.|
|1702||The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper is published.|
|1810||The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise.|
|1811||Ned Ludd leads a group of workers in a wild protest against mechanization.|
|1824||The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau.|
|1845||Seven hundred Maoris led by their chief, Hone-Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, in breach with the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.|
|1861||A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.|
|1863||Union troops under General Ulysess S. Grant give up their preparations to take Vicksburg after failing to pass Fort Pemberton, north of Vicksburg.|
|1865||Union General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.|
|1888||A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.|
|1900||British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects the peace overtures offered from Boer leader Paul Kruger.|
|1905||The Parisian subway is officially inaugurated.|
|1907||President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.|
|1930||President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.|
|1935||The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich.|
|1941||President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.|
|1942||General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.|
|1965||The American navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.|
|1966||Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.|
|1969||Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.|
|1973||An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.|
|1985||Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.|
|1990||Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.|
The mystery begins with Kennicott’s death on May 13, 1866. He had been on another long mission to the Yukon—this time for the Western Union Telegraph. He was the only person who had lived in Russian America, and was to help that company find a route to lay a cable connecting the United States with Europe via the Bering Strait. Kennicott and two fellow naturalists also planned to collect rare specimens, but they arrived just below the Arctic Circle as winter began in 1865. They made a grueling trip to Fort Nulato on the Yukon River, 500 miles from any other fort, in temperatures as low as 60 below zero.Kennicott's family never really bought the idea that he had committed suicide. In 2001, forensic anthropologist Kari Bruwelheide and the museum’s division head for physical anthropology Doug Owsley performed a thorough examination and a chemical analysis to find out why he died. In analyzing Kennicott's remains, they also got a glimpse at the chemicals that 19th century people were exposed to, both accidentally and medicinally (such as lead, strychnine, and mercury), and the effects of diseases that were common at the time. Read the story of Robert Kennicott at Smithsonian.
By spring, Kennicott intended to begin his own work as a naturalist. But he didn’t show up for breakfast that day, and his men found him dead by the bank of the river near the fort. Rumors began that he had committed suicide by swallowing the strychnine he often carried to preserve specimens. His friends spent eight months on a journey to bring Kennicott’s body back. He was buried in January 1867 at The Grove, in an airtight metal coffin.
Wiley’s staff would put borax in their butter, milk, or coffee. Formaldehyde would lurk in their meats, copper sulfate and saltpeter in their fruit pies. Wiley would begin at low doses and then ratchet up the amount until one or more of the men complained of debilitating symptoms, like vomiting or dizziness. Those people would then be excused from the program until they felt well enough to resume. In the event a subject died or became seriously ill, he would waive the right to pursue legal remedy against the government.The results of those experiments led to the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act in 1906. The experiments lasted for five years, although the squad of volunteers changed. Read what those young men went through in the name of science and safety at mental_floss.
The year was 1902. With funding and consent from Congress, Wiley was about to embark on an experiment he dubbed the “hygienic table trials,” but it was the Washington news media that came up with the nickname that would stick: They called his volunteers "the Poison Squad."
Ivan:Okay, the clue is that each child told the truth in two sentences and lied in one sentence. Who stole the candy? Don't let the fact that there are 15 sentences deter you; it's not that difficult when you get into it. When you come to an answer or give up, see the explanation at Futility Closet.
1. I didn’t take the box of candy.
2. I have never stolen anything.
3. Dennis did it.
4. I didn’t take the box of candy.
5. I’m rich and I can buy my own candy.
6. Linda knows who the crook is.
7. I didn’t take the box of candy.
8. I didn’t know Linda until this year.
9. Dennis did it.
10. I didn’t take the box of candy.
11. Linda did it.
12. Ivan is lying when he says I stole the candy.
13. I didn’t take the box of candy.
14. Sylvia is guilty.
15. Ernie can vouch for me, because he has known me since I was a baby eight years ago.