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|1348||The first English order of knighthood is founded.|
|1500||Pedro Cabral claims Brazil for Portugal.|
|1521||The Comuneros are crushed by royalist troops in Spain.|
|1661||Charles II is formally crowned king, returning the monarchy to Britain, albeit with greatly reduced powers.|
|1759||British forces seize Basse-Terre and Guadeloupe from France.|
|1789||President George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York.|
|1826||Missolonghi falls to Egyptian forces.|
|1856||Free Stater J.N. Mace in Westport, Kansas shoots pro-slavery sheriff Samuel Jones in the back.|
|1865||Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munford’s Station, Alabama.|
|1895||Russia, France, and Germany force Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.|
|1896||Motion pictures premiere in New York City.|
|1914||The Federals defeat Kansas City 9-1 in the first major league game to be played in Chicago’s Weeghman Park, later renamed Wrigley Field.|
|1915||The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA.|
|1920||The Turkish Grand National Assembly has first meeting in Ankara.|
|1924||The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers’ Bonus Bill.|
|1945||The Soviet Army fights its way into Berlin.|
|1950||Chiang Kai-shek evacuates Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.|
|1954||The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.|
|1966||President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.|
|1969||Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for killing Senator Robert Kennedy.|
|1971||The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10, becoming the first mission to the Salyut 1 space station.|
Well, maybe because — sometimes, in small doses — worrying can actually be good for you. In one study, for example, worrying was linked to recovery from trauma and depression, as well as increased “uptake of health-promoting behaviors,” like getting regular cancer screenings or resolving to kick a smoking habit. Others have found that worriers tend to be more successful problem-solvers, higher performers at work and in graduate school, and more proactive and informed when it comes to handling stressful events that life throws their way.In other words, worry means you are being mindful about things that need solving or improvement. The key is to turn that worry into a plan to change what you are fretting about. If it's a problem you cannot change, some stress relief might be in order, or you can turn to worrying about something else that you can change. The Science of Us has more on the positive side of worrying.
It felt weird to prioritize a hot dog, to our credit, a thing I maybe only otherwise prioritize if I’m at a baseball game, but yeah, our final morning of the trip we went to Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur—Bæjarins Beztu for short, obviously—which translates to “the best hot dog in town.” It’s just a little stand right in the center of Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, that’s been open since 1937. It’s also not just a tourist trap: The day we went the line was full of a healthy mix of tourists and locals trying to get their dog on.Read their impressions and review of the famous Icelandic hot dogs at the A.V. Club.
Even in 2017, it’s not uncommon to encounter smokers who not only won’t purchase white lighters, but won’t use them to light things even if they belong to someone else. Some people don’t even like being in the room when one is being used. But how did this legend get started in the first place?There are a couple of other possibilities for the origin of this superstition, one that even makes sense, that you can read about at Atlas Obscura. The article is part of their series on luck running all this week.
The most common origin story behind this myth is actually tied up with another popular urban legend. The so-called “27 Club” includes young artists and musicians—Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix—who all died at the age of 27. A number of superstitions revolve around the 27 Club, one of which being that those musicians, as well as a later addition to the club, Kurt Cobain, had white lighters on them when they died. They didn’t.