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|1531||The Catholics defeat the Protestants at Kappel during Switzerland’s second civil war.|
|1540||Charles V of Milan puts his son Philip in control.|
|1727||George II of England is crowned.|
|1795||In gratitude for putting down a rebellion in the streets of Paris, France’s National Convention appoints Napoleon Bonaparte second-in-command of the Army of the Interior.|
|1862||The Confederate Congress in Richmond passes a draft law allowing anyone owning 20 or more slaves to be exempt from military service. This law confirms many southerners opinion that they are in a ‘rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.’|
|1877||Outlaw Wild Bill Longley, who killed at least a dozen men, is hanged, but it takes two tries; on the first try, the rope slips and his knees touch the ground.|
|1906||The San Francisco school board orders the segregation of Oriental schoolchildren, inciting Japanese outrage.|
|1942||In the Battle of Cape Esperance, near the Solomon Islands, U.S. cruisers and destroyers decisively defeat a Japanese task force in a night surface encounter.|
|1945||Negotiations between Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung break down. Nationalist and Communist troops are soon engaged in a civil war.|
|1950||The Federal Communications Commission authorizes the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to begin commercial color TV broadcasts.|
|1962||Pope John XXIII opens the 21st Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) with a call for Christian unity. This is the largest gathering of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in history; among delegate-observers are representatives of major Protestant denominations, in itself a sign of sweeping change.|
|1968||Apollo 7, with three men aboard, is successfully launched from Cape Kennedy.|
|1972||A French mission in Vietnam is destroyed by a U.S. bombing raid.|
|1975||Saturday Night Live, a comedy-variety show, premiers on NBC, with guest host comedian George Carlin and special guests Janis Ian, Andy Kaufman and Billy Preston; at this writing (2016) the show is still running.|
|1976||The so-called “Gang of Four,” Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s widow and three associates, are arrested in Peking, setting in motion an extended period of turmoil in the Chinese Communist Party.|
|1984||Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan, part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, becomes the first American woman to walk in space.|
|1987||Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force begins in Sri Lanka; thousands of Tamil citizens, along with hundreds of Tamil Tigers militants and Indian Army soldiers will die in the operation.|
|1991||Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas begin.|
|2000||NASA launches its 100th Space Shuttle mission.|
|2001||The Polaroid Corporation, which had provided shutterbugs with photo prints in minutes with its “instant cameras” since 1947, files for bankruptcy.|
The campus went playfully out of its gourd. The Cornell Chorus and the Cornell Glee Club created pumpkin lyrics for the alma mater. A webcam provided 24-hour live images – a novelty at the time – from Olin Library.A class sent a remote-control balloon up to study the pumpkin. The next spring, a crane was used to finally remove it. But no one ever found out who put it up there or how. Read the story of the great pumpkin caper at the Cornell Chronicle.
In January 1998, the university built scaffolding around McGraw Tower to repoint century-old mortar. The somewhat decayed pumpkin held fast.
In early November, he repeated the experiment in the dark in his lab at the University of Würzburg in Germany. But then he noticed something happening far away from the Crookes tube. A screen coated in barium platinocyanide, the fluorescent material that was used on photographic plates, was sitting on a chair near the experiment, and every time Wilhelm turned on the electricity, the screen glowed. Not quite believing what he was seeing, he dedicated his time to rigorously testing and documenting the strange rays, which he called “X.” He put objects made from different materials on photographic plates and exposed them to X-rays, and found that the mysterious rays passed through some but not others. Eventually, a few days before Christmas, he asked his wife to help him in the lab. Anna held her left hand on a photographic plate for 15 minutes while Wilhelm beamed X-rays at it. According to legend, she said, “I have seen my death!” and never set foot in his lab again.Read more about the development of x-rays and how it became quite the rage at Atlas Obscura.
What the dog has not seen is a human being going FREAKING CRAZY on it. Which is what you're going to do. For one second. When the dog realizes you have completely lost your shit, it will be shocked. You are unstable, possibly dangerous. And, ideally, the dog will stop chasing you.I've seen the power of standing still diffuse a situation with an aggressive dog that was chasing my friend and I, but I certainly wasn't thinking about barking at the vicious Rottweiler as it sniffed my butt and tried to figure out why I didn't run away. Longest three minutes of my life...