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|1539||Emperor Charles V reaches a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany.|
|1689||Residents of Boston oust their governor, Edmond Andros.|
|1764||The English Parliament bans the American colonies from printing paper money.|
|1775||The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts.|
|1782||The Netherlands recognizes the United States.|
|1794||Tadeusz Kosciuszko forces the Russians out of Warsaw.|
|1802||The Spanish reopen New Orleans port to American merchants.|
|1824||English poet Lord George Gordon Byron dies of malaria at age 36 while aiding Greek independence.|
|1861||The Baltimore riots result in four Union soldiers and nine civilians killed.|
|1861||Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports.|
|1880||The Times war correspondent telephones a report of the Battle of Ahmed Khel, the first time news is sent from a field of battle in this manner.|
|1927||In China, Hankow communists declare war on Chiang Kai-shek.|
|1934||Shirley Temple appears in her first movie.|
|1938||General Francisco Franco declares victory in the Spanish Civil War.|
|1939||Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights.|
|1943||The Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi rule begins.|
|1960||Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs.|
|1971||Russia launches its first Salyut space station.|
|1977||Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.|
|1982||NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.|
|1989||The battleship USS Iowa‘s number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.|
|1993||The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Davidian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.|
|1995||A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.|
If you want a doomsday device to function as a way to frighten would-be attackers into not attacking you, they have to know the device exists. Secrecy renders the whole point moot. That is, unless the purpose of the device is not as clear as it would seem.Read how Dead Hand worked (or works) at Foxtrot Alpha.
Dead Hand, it turns out, may not have been primarily a deterrent against the Americans launching a nuclear attack against the Soviets, but rather was a Soviet-built safeguard to prevent themselves from launching a nuclear attack unnecessarily.
Why do so many people use the internet to harass and threaten people, and stretch the freedom of speech to its limits? …Online platforms are their favorite tools to express the opinions that others might find objectionable in language that often offends. Do they behave in the same way when they come offline?