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|1461||The armies of two kings, Henry VI and Edward IV, collide at Towton.|
|1638||A permanent European colony is established in present-day Delaware.|
|1827||Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in Vienna amidst a crowd of over 10,000 mourners.|
|1847||U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott take possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.|
|1867||The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.|
|1879||British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse a major attack by Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand.|
|1886||Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.|
|1903||A regular news service begins between New York and London on Marconi’s wireless.|
|1913||The German government announces a raise in taxes in order to finance the new military budget.|
|1916||The Italians call off the fifth attack on Isonzo.|
|1936||Italy firebombs the Ethiopian city of Harar.|
|1941||The British sink five Italian warships off the Peloponnesus coast in the Mediterranean.|
|1951||The Chinese reject Gen. Douglas MacArthur‘s offer for a truce in Korea.|
|1951||Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I opens on Broadway starring Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner.|
|1952||President Harry Truman removes himself from the presidential race.|
|1961||The 23rd amendment, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote for president, is ratified.|
|1962||Cuba opens the trial of the Bay of Pigs invaders.|
|1966||Leonid Brezhenev becomes First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. He denounces the American policy in Vietnam and calls it one of aggression.|
|1967||France launches its first nuclear submarine.|
|1971||Lt. William L. Calley Jr. is found guilty for his actions in the My Lai massacre.|
|1973||The last U.S. troops withdraw from South Vietnam.|
|1975||Egyptian president Anwar Sadat declares that he will reopen the Suez Canal on June 5, 1975.|
|1976||Eight Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting four Kent State students during an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970.|
|1986||A court in Rome acquits six men in a plot to kill the Pope.|
Within hours after posting her request on February 26, her page went viral with more than 100,000 likes. Over the past few weeks, Segard’s page has grown to nearly 250,000 followers, and she proudly announced last week that she would be France’s first-ever weather presenter with Down syndrome.
"I'm different, but I want to show everyone I can do a lot of things," she wrote on her Facebook page. On Tuesday, Segard did just that. "This is it. I did it. I'm finally a weather girl," Segard said after making her debut on France 2.
In his journal, Captain Cook described the Hawaiians’ hula: “Their dances are prefaced with a slow, solemn song, in which all the party join, moving their legs, and gently striking their breasts in a manner and with attitudes that are perfectly easy and graceful.”When word about Hawaii got out, everyone wanted to go -including missionaries who went to convert the islanders and instill a proper sense of shame about women's bodies. Read how Westerners made the hula into a permanent and profitable stereotype at Collectors Weekly.
In The Natives Are Restless, Hale explains, “To be sexually adept and sensually alive—and to have the ability to experience unrestrained desire—was as important to ancient Hawaiians as having sex to produce offspring. The vital energy caused by desire and passion was itself worshiped and idolized.”
Cook and his men—and the merchants, whalers, artists, and writers who followed—mistook the hula’s sexually charged fertility rituals as a signal the Hawaiians’ youngest and loveliest women were both promiscuous and sexually available to anyone who set foot on their beaches. In her 2012 book Aloha America: Hula Circuits Through the U.S. Empire, historian Adria L. Imada explains how natural hospitality of “aloha” culture—the word used as a greeting that also means “love”—made Hawaiians vulnerable to outside exploitation. To Westerners, the fantasy of a hula girl willingly submitting to the sexual desires of a white man represented the convenient narrative of a people so generous they’d willing give up their land without a fight.
Contrary to this fantasy, the people populating the eight islands of the Hawaiian archipelago weren’t so submissive.
One more reason not to jump fences in baggy pants. I saw this homie hanging around at the Miles School this morning when I was rolling eastbound on Broadway Avenue.
I was going to help him off the fence but by the time I got back around the block the cops were rolling up two cars deep. I don't know what his story was but it must not have been good enough, fifteen minutes later when I went back by the other direction going home he was cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera.
Scientists believe the haze is a photochemical smog resulting from the action of sunlight on methane and other molecules in Pluto's atmosphere, producing a complex mixture of hydrocarbons such as acetylene and ethylene. These hydrocarbons accumulate into small haze particles, a fraction of a micrometer in size, which preferentially scatter blue sunlight – the same process that can make haze appear bluish on Earth.
As they settle down through the atmosphere, the haze particles form numerous intricate, horizontal layers, some extending for hundreds of miles around large portions of the limb of Pluto. The haze layers extend to altitudes of over 120 miles (200 kilometers). Pluto's circumference is 4,667 miles (7,466 kilometers).