The Pilgrims sight Cape Cod. 1828
In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphilis at age 31. 1861
Julia Ward Howe writes “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” while visiting Union troops near Washington. 1863
Lincoln delivers the “Gettysburg Address” at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. 1885
Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivnitsa. 1873
James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation. 1897
The Great “City Fire” in London breaks out. 1905
100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks. 1911
New York receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy. 1915
The Allies ask China to join the entente against the Central Powers. 1923
The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures. 1926
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union. 1942
Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad. 1949
Prince Ranier III is crowned the 30th Prince of Monaco. 1952
Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe. 1969 Apollo 12 touches down on the moon. 1973
The New York stock market takes its sharpest drop in 19 years. 1976
Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail. 1981
U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil. 1985
Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time. 1985
In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco. 1990
Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album. 1996
Canada’s Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire. 1998
The US House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton. 2010
New Zealand suffers its worst mining
disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike
River Mine; 29 people are killed.
Actress and "feminist" Lena Dunham is being slammed for defending a
writer and producer on her HBO hit show 'Girls' after he was accused of
raping an actress when she was 17-years-old.
known for her role as Shana in 'Jem and The Holograms,' went public with
allegations against writer and producer Murray Miller after filing a
police report with the Los Angeles County, The Wrap reported.
But, according to "insider knowledge" of the situation, Dunham said the
accusation against her colleague was “one of the 3 percent of assault
cases that are misreported every year.”
O'Neill wants you ladies to stop with the
sexual assault complaints, or as he calls them, "sexual indiscretions."
He is "sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual
indiscretions decades ago."…
Brent Ward Luyster,
an infamous neo-Nazi from Washington state, killed three of his friends
and fellow skinheads last summer — allegedly because he learned the FBI
was investigating him on weapons charges.
As The Daily Beast
reports, Luyster was found guilty on Friday of three counts of
first-degree aggravated murder, as well as “one count of attempted
first-degree murder, and first- and second-degree unlawful possession of
entered a not guilty plea and his lawyer claimed he had no motive to
kill his best friend Zachary Thompson, as well as his friend Joseph
Lamar and Lamar’s girlfriend Janell Knight, the prosecution claimed
About 17,000 undetected asteroids that are large enough to be a concern to NASA may be lurking near Earth, according to a recent report.
That doesn’t mean it’s time to panic or start declaring that the world
will end on Sunday (or any other day this year) because some
non-existent planet is rapidly approaching Earth, but it does illustrate
how seriously federal agencies and international organizations take
real threats like asteroids and space weather.
Mars famously has the largest volcanoes known to science. The largest is
Olympus Mons, which towers 22km above the surrounding plains – over two
and a half times taller than Mount Everest. This extinct volcano is
640km wide even at its narrowest point, greater than the distance
between London and Glasgow, or Los Angeles and San Francisco. And
Olympus Mons isn’t alone in the Earth-beating stakes – three other
Martian volcanoes are more than 10km high.
Pacific Island nations are expected to lose 50 to 80 percent of fish species by the end of the century.
The alarming number was published in a study by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program in Marine Policy. The
oceans in the Pacific Islands in particular, according to the study,
are expected to be the most severely affected by climate change in the
next century. These waters are already the warmest of the global ocean,
and with less seasonal variability, animals in this area may be more
shocked by changing conditions.
Chimpanzees are our close relatives. It is widely known that humans
share about 95 percent of their genetic material with chimps and
bonobos. But, on the surface, the differences are stark. Chimpanzees are
much bigger and stronger than humans, are better climbers and have
longer hands. We can chalk up several such structural differences, but
the similarities are undeniable.