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|490 BC||Athenian and Plataean Hoplites commanded by General Miltiades drive back a Persian invasion force under General Datis at Marathon.|
|1213||Simon de Montfort defeats Raymond of Toulouse and Peter II of Aragon at Muret, France.|
|1609||Henry Hudson sails into what is now New York Harbor aboard his sloop Half Moon.|
|1662||Governor Berkley of Virginia is denied his attempts to repeal the Navigation Acts.|
|1683||A combined Austrian and Polish army defeats the Turks at Kahlenberg and lifts the siege on Vienna, Austria.|
|1722||The Treaty of St. Petersburg puts an end to the Russo-Persian War.|
|1786||Despite his failed efforts to suppress the American Revolution, Lord Cornwallis is appointed governor general of India.|
|1836||Mexican authorities crush the revolt which broke out on August 25.|
|1918||British troops retake Havincourt, Moeuvres, and Trescault along the Western Front.|
|1919||Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers’ Party.|
|1939||In response to the invasion of Poland, the French Army advances into Germany. On this day they reach their furthest penetration-five miles.|
|1940||Italian forces begin an offensive into Egypt from Libya.|
|1940||The Lascaux Caves in France, with their prehistoric wall paintings, are discovered.|
|1944||American troops fight their way into Germany.|
|1945||French troops land in Indochina.|
|1969||Nixon orders a resumption in bombing North Vietnam.|
|1977||Steve Biko, a South African activist opposing apartheid, dies while in police custody.|
|1980||A military coup takes place in Turkey.|
|1990||East and West Germany, along with the UK, the US and the USSR—the Allied nations that had occupied post-WWII Germany—sign the final settlement for reunification of Germany.|
|1992||The Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off on NASA’s 50th shuttle mission; its crew includes the first African-American woman in space, the first married couple, and the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spacecraft.|
|2003||The UN lifts sanctions against Libya in exchange for that country accepting responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 and paying recompense to victims’ families.|
|2007||Joseph Estrada, former president of the Philippines, is convicted of plunder.|
|2011||In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public.|
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The last sheaf of corn was always saved. This was believed to contain the corn spirit, which was gradually condensed as harvest progressed until it reached the final sheaf to be cut. Often the sheaf was scattered on the fields in spring, returning the spirit to the fields. In some areas it was hung up for the hungry birds to peck on New Year’s Day; in others it was made into a corn dolly. This tradition exists across Europe and it is believed by many in the pagan tradition that this is a relic of the millennia-old belief in the Dying-and-Rising God or God of the Green, who dies in Autumn to be reborn the following Spring.Read all about a traditional harvest at Foklore Thursday
At the center of the experiment was the plant Mimosa pudica, which has a dramatic response to unfamiliar mechanical stimuli: Its leaves fold closed, perhaps to scare away eager herbivores. Using a specially designed rail, Gagliano introduced her M. pudica to a new experience. She dropped them, as if they were on a thrill ride in an amusement park for plants. The mimosa plants reacted. Their leaves shut tight. But as Gagliano repeated the stimulus—seven sets of 60 drops each, all in one day—the plants’ response changed. Soon, when they were dropped, they didn’t react at all. It wasn’t that they were worn out: When she shook them, they still shut their leaves tight. It was as if they knew that being dropped was nothing to freak out about.This kind of learning is what plants do to the best of their ability, in order to survive in a world with changing temperatures, amount of sunlight, and water supply. But how? Is it genetic, epigenetic, or some secret chemical process? Read about the research into plant memory at Atlas Obscura.
Three days later, Gagliano came back to the lab and tested the same plants again. Down they went, and … nothing. The plants were just as stoic as before.
This was a surprise. In studies of animals such as bees, a memory that sticks for 24 hours is considered long-term. Gagliano wasn’t expecting the plants to keep hold of the training days later. “Then I went back six days later, and did it again, thinking surely now they forgot,” she says. “Instead, they remembered, exactly as if they had just received the training.”
We examined the rungs of every chair …. and, indeed, the jointings of every description of furniture, by the aid of a most powerful microscope. Had there been any traces of recent disturbance we should not have failed to detect it instantly.Back in 1844, this description of the police using a powerful microscope with the promise of instant detection would have dazzled readers of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Purloined Letter. Yet this is not what solves the mystery. Instead the private investigator, Auguste Dupin, correctly surmises that the best place to hide such a letter is in plain sight. He finds it on the blackmailer’s mantelpiece.
A single grain of gimlet-dust, for example, would have been as obvious as an apple. Any disorder in the glueing – any unusual gaping in the joints – would have sufficed to insure [sic] detection.