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Today in History

The first Continental Congress, which protested British measures and called for civil disobedience, concludes in Philadelphia.
General Paul Barras resigns his commission as head of France’s Army of the Interior to become head of the Directory; his second-in-command becomes the army’s commander—Napoleon Bonaparte.
The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.
Three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
Germany’s supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were “stabbed in the back” by politicians.
The Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming U.S. victory as combined American and Australian forces cripple the Imperial Japanese Navy. Fought over four days in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar, and Luzon, it is the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carry out organized kamikaze attacks and will come to be regarded as the largest naval battle of World War II.
A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea.
The Village Voice is first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.
Ngo Dinh Diem declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgy Zhukov, the nation’s most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accuses Zhukov as promoting his own “cult of personality” and sees him as a threat to his own popularity.
The first New York – Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York – London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and his wife Farah as Empress.
Garry Trudeau’s comic strip Doonesbury first appears.
The President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, is asssasinated by Kim Jae-kyu, head of the country’s Central intelligence Agency; Choi Kyu-ha is named acting president.
Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty.
The USA PATRIOT Act is signed into law by Pres. George W. Bush, greatly expanding intelligence and legal agencies’ ability to utilize wiretaps, records searches and surveillance.
Russian Spetsnaz storm the Moscow Theatre, where Chechen terrorists had taken the audience and performers hostage three days earlier; 50 terrorists and 150 hostages die in the assault.

Cities aren't prepared for future flooding

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy raged against New York City, flooding subway stations, causing widespread blackouts and killing 43 people. And now, a new paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reminds us that someday, sooner or later, it will happen again.

In the Wake of Natural Disasters Across U.S. Territories, Communities Come Together

Over the course of a summer, a mind-numbing number of…

500-year-old navigation device found in shipwreck

Experts studying treasures recovered from a rare shipwreck off the coast of Oman have identified one of the mysterious objects as the oldest navigation device ever found.

Russian singer vanishes amid reports of 'gay purge'

A Russian singer, rumored to be missing since attending a wedding in the conservative region of Chechnya, may have fallen prey to the alleged gay purge gripping the federal territory, LGBT activists fear.
Russian singer vanishes amid reports of 'gay purge'

Me Too: Every Woman Has Her Story

‘Who thought this was a good idea?’

On Monday, journalist Yashar Ali posted perhaps one of the most comical real advertisements in recent memory.

U.S. And Syria Only Remaining Countries Opposed To Paris Climate Deal

U.S. And Syria Only Remaining Countries Opposed To Paris Climate Deal As Nicaragua Signs On
Instead of America being aligned with nearly 200 nations across the globe, the United States now stands only with Syria.…

Nursing Textbooks Recalled And Apology Issued For Racial Stereotypes

Nursing Textbooks Recalled And Apology Issued For Racial Stereotypes Related To Pain Management
Pearson, an educational publishing company, issued an apology on Thursday in regards to culturally insensitive material published in their textbook Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning. The section in question was titled ‘Focus on Diversity and Culture: Cultural Differences in Response to Pain’ and contained theories on how to treat patients […]

Inside The Deportation Industrial Complex: Immigrant Prisons

VIDEO: Inside The Deportation Industrial Complex: Immigrant Prisons

No, Fox 'News', Ohio State University Halloween Costume Guide Isn’t Really A Thing!

Satire cleanup on aisle Fox & Friends, please!

‘Happy Halloween fuckers’

Viral photos reportedly posted by a high school student in Chesapeake, Virginia show a person sitting while wearing a white robe and hood a la the KKK while doing a Nazi salute.

Are religious people more moral

Why do people distrust atheists?
A recent study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and extreme moral prejudice against atheists around the world. Across all continents, people assumed that those who committed immoral acts, even extreme ones such as serial murder, were more likely to be atheists.
Although this was the first demonstration of such bias at a global scale, its existence is hardly surprising.
However, the answer to the question in the post title is - in a word - NO.
O’Reilly Tries to Intimidate CBS’s Norah O’Donnell Into Shutting Up About Sexual Harassment
When Norah O’Donnell asked O’Reilly about sexual harassment Monday on CBS This Morning, the former Fox hack sneered aggressively, “I’m not that interested in this!”…

Really Ridiculous Marijuana Strain Names

Feeding marijuana to fish does not help them relax

Everyone knows stress is hazardous to our health, lowering our immune systems and increasing our risk for chronic diseases. But what’s less known is that farmed fish (which includes that piece of salmon you’re making for dinner), get pretty stressed out too, also leaving them susceptible to illnesses.

Don't Believe These Dangerous Myths About Industrial Farming

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