The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England. 1859
Charles Darwin publishes On Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day. 1863
In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker‘s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1864
Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls. 1874
Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire. 1902
The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris. 1912
Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria. 1927
Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt. 1938
Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas. 1939
In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting. 1943
The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine near Tarawa during Operation Galvanic and sinks, killing 650 men. 1944
American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo. 1949
The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain. 1950
UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Xmas. 1961
The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests. 1963
Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President John Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department. 1977
Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. 1979
The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange. 1992
The US Congress passes the Brady Bill requiring a 5-day waiting period for handgun sales; the bill is named for Reagan‘s press secretary who was left partially paralyzed by a bullet during an assassination attempt on Reagan. 1995
Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce. 2012
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.
Kate McClure, 27, who was helped by a homeless Marine named Johnny
Bobbitt Jr. last month when her car ran out of gas while driving towards
Philadelphia, raised more than $100,000 for the Marine through a
GoFundMe donation page.
A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts
of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of
second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the
procedure is safe, legal and necessary for women's health.…
A worldwide obesity crisis might have been averted had we known about sugar's negative health effects sooner. As it turns out, the sugar industry researched and learned about these effects decades ago, but decided to keep them hidden and lobby against said effects.
The United States is one of three nations that voted against a U.N. resolution condemning Nazism late last week.
resolution called to combat the “glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism
and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of
racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.”
It was approved by the U.N. Human Rights Committee on
Friday, with 131 countries voting in favor, 48 counties abstaining from
voting and three countries voting against the condemnation: the U.S.,
Ukraine and Palau.
A woman in Brookshire, Texas on Wednesday was
indicted on six counts, including transportation of explosives with the
intent to kill and injure, after allegedly sending explosives toPresident Barack Obama and two other government leaders.
The Education Department Wednesday proposed to cut down the scope of
civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual
complaints rather than general problems.
According to the Associated Press,
during the Obama administration, if a student complained of
discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency
would not only examine the case but would also examine if the incident
was part of a systemic problem required to be solved.
It has been proposed that the word "systemic" be removed from the
guidelines with regards to the department’s civil rights procedures.
This change would allow schools to have a greater say in how a case
is handled, compared with the student or the parent who filed the
complaint. It would eliminate the appeals process.
Madison County, Alabama Sheriff is being sued for
discrimination after members of the office allege multiple cases of
sexual misconduct without consequence, one of which was caught on tape. According to WHNT,
a lawsuit claims that Marina Garcia, who’s worked as an investigator
for 21 years, was the subject of Sheriff Blake Dorning’s retaliation
after reporting the problems to supervisors. The problems began after
she was transferred to work in the Sex Offender Registration
Notification Act (SORNA) office in 2004, according to the suit.
Garcia ultimately set up recording equipment to catch a
deputy in the Criminal Investigation Division involved in a sex act. Her
attorney explained that she concluded she was forced to record the
incident to prove what she was experiencing.
An 18-year-old from North Carolina was arrested Monday for
decapitating his girlfriend’s pet dog when she tried to break up with
Reports said Antonio Hollywood Campbell choked his 17-year-old
girlfriend in a jealous rage till she blacked out, because she was
talking to other men.