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|1687||The French explorer La Salle is murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.|
|1702||On the death of William III of Orange, Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, succeeds to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.|
|1822||Boston is incorporated as a city.|
|1879||Jim Currie opens fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, Texas. His shots wound Barrymore and kill Porter.|
|1903||The U.S. Senate ratifies the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.|
|1916||The First Aero Squadron takes off from Columbus, NM to join Gen. John J. Pershing and his Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico.|
|1917||The Adamson Act, eight hour day for railroad workers, is ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.|
|1918||Congress authorizes Daylight Savings Time.|
|1920||The U.S. Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty for the second time.|
|1924||U.S. troops are rushed to Tegucigalpa as rebel forces take the Honduran capital.|
|1931||The state of Nevada legalizes gambling.|
|1935||The British fire on 20,000 Muslims in India, killing 23.|
|1936||The Soviet Union signs a pact of assistance with Mongolia against Japan.|
|1944||The German 352nd Infantry Division deploys along the coast of France.|
|1945||Adolf Hitler orders a scorched-earth policy for his retreating German armies in the west and east.|
|1947||Chiang Kai-Shek’s government forces take control of Yenan, the former headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party.|
|1949||The Soviet People’s Council signs the constitution of the German Democratic Republic, and declares that the North Atlantic Treaty is merely a war weapon.|
|1963||In Costa Rica, President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledge to fight Communism.|
|1981||One technician is killed and two others are injured during a routine test on space shuttle Columbia.|
"I think the exposure to technology, everyone's so used to seeing digital," Carnes told KFOR. "They all have cell phones and tablets so they don't have to look at a clock very often that's analog."
Dan Cotton, the library’s page supervisor, said 28 of the 10-ounce bottles have turned up since he found the first one Jan. 11 hidden among the library’s newspapers.Brad Dicken of the Chronicle-Telegram has the nifty story. We need a steak-out to find the culprit!
No one has been spotted hiding the bottles, but it’s become almost a game among library staff to locate the bottles, which are typically left lying on their sides behind books on the shelf.
“It became something everyone wanted to find,” Cotton said. ...
“We mapped the first 12 to see if we could find a pattern, but we couldn’t find a discernible pattern,” Cotton said.
During this week’s inspections, two men were arrested as their bakery was using too much wheat in sweet bread, ham-filled croissants and other products, the state superintendency of fair prices said in a statement sent to media on Thursday. ...I wonder what Marie Antoinette has got to say about Venezuela's anti-pastries rule.
Another two were detained for making brownies with out-of-date wheat, the statement added, saying at least one bakery had been temporarily taken over by authorities for 90 days.
“Those behind the ‘bread war’ are going to pay, and don’t let them say later it is political persecution,” Maduro had warned at the start of the week.