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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Today in History

The Hapsburg Charles I succeeds Ferdinand in Spain.
Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado begins his unsuccessful search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the American Southwest.
The 5th War of Religion breaks out in France.
The Estates-General in Paris is dissolved, having been in session since October 1614.
Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
Poet John Keats dies of tuberculosis at the age of 25.
The Alamo is besieged by Santa Anna.
The Liberty Bell tolls for the last time, to mark George Washington’s birthday.
Forces led by Zachary Taylor defeat the Mexicans at the Battle of Buena Vista.
Great Britain officially recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.
Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union.
John Lee survives three attempts to hang him in Exeter Prison, as the trap fails to open.
Writer Emile Zola is imprisoned in France for his letter J’accuse in which he accuses the French government of anti-semitism and the wrongful imprisonment of army captain Alfred Dreyfus.
Britain and Germany agree on a boundary between German East Africa and Nyasaland.
Japan guarantees Korean sovereignty in exchange for military assistance.
Secretary of State Lansing hints that the U.S. may have to abandon the policy of avoiding “entangling foreign alliances”.
An airmail plane sets a record of 33 hours and 20 minutes from San Francisco to New York.
President Calvin Coolidge opposes a large air force, believing it would be a menace to world peace.
In Russia, an unmanned balloon rises to a record height of 25 miles.
Twelve Chinese fighter planes drop bombs on Japan.
A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, the first Axis bombs to hit American soil.
American bombers strike the Marianas Islands bases, only 1,300 miles from Tokyo.
Eisenhower opens a large offensive in the Rhineland.
U.S. Marines plant an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita is hanged in Manila, the Philippines, for war crimes.
Several hundred Nazi organizers are arrested in Frankfurt by U.S. and British forces.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum exhibits a collection of Hapsburg art. The first showing of this collection in the U.S.
Mass innoculation begins as Salk’s polio vaccine is given to children for first time.
Eight nations meet in Bangkok for the first SEATO council.
Whites join Negro students in a sit-in at a Winston-Salem, N.C. Woolworth store.
The U.S. and Britain recognize the new Zanzibar government.
American troops begin the largest offensive of the war, near the Cambodian border.
Black activist Angela Davis is released from jail where she was held for kidnapping , conspiracy and murder.
French forces unofficially start the Persian Gulf ground war by crossing the Saudi-Iraqi border.

Cook Your Foods to Get the Most Nutrients Out of Them

How The Humble Index Card Foresaw The Internet

Index cards are mostly obsolete nowadays. We use them to create flash cards, write recipes, and occasionally fold them up into cool paper airplanes. But their original purpose was nothing less than organizing and classifying every known animal, plant, and mineral in the world.
Later, index cards formed the backbone of the library system, allowing us to index vast sums of information and inadvertently creating many of the underlying ideas that allowed the Internet to flourish.

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050
Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050
Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology. The...

The World's Most Corrupt Countries

From politicians to police officers, corruption has plagued countries around the world. Which nations top a new list of the most corrupt countries?

How America's Superrich Are Draining the Poor of a Longer Life Span

Iowa mom buys semiautomatic rifle for teen son — and his friend is accidentally killed by it the next day

Police said 14-year-old Emma Redlinger was fatally shot in the head Feb. 28, 2015, while some teenagers handled a semiautomatic rifle at a friend’s house in Vinton.

Shotgun-wielding man threatens to kill girlfriend after becoming jealous of breastfeeding infant

Nicholas George Lehmeier, 28, of Cold Spring was arrested after the woman reported years of domestic and physical abuse. The couple’s other children had already been removed from the home and Lehmeier criminally charged for abusing them.

Kansas Supreme Court Orders Lawmakers To Fix School Funding That’s Biased Against Poor Districts

Obama FINALLY Eliminates Funding For Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

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Obama FINALLY Eliminates Funding For Abstinence-Only Sex Ed
This decision will save teen lives, while at the same time saving taxpayers billions of dollars.

First-of-its-kind domestic violence shelter for all-male victims opens in Arkansas

The Taylor House Domestic Violence Shelter for Men could be the first registered, stand-alone shelter for men in the country, said Patty Duncan, executive director of the non-profit Family Violence Prevention.

Couple both arrested for battery after dispute over using bathroom amenities

Lasaro Burnias said the problems began when his girlfriend was in the shower, and he needed to go to the toilet. Burnias, 32, said his girlfriend, Lorrie Ramos, also 32, wouldn’t open the door to let him in. What happened next during the domestic discord at their home in Fort Pierce, Florida, landed them both in jail. Burnias told St. Lucie County Sheriff’s investigators that after Ramos wouldn’t open the door, he “jiggled” it and it came off the hinges. He said Ramos got mad at him for busting the door and punched him in the face. Burnias also said she punched him in the throat after they walked in the bedroom.
Ramos, meanwhile, told deputies she was in the shower, and Burnias broke down the door because he had to go to the toilet. She “freaked out” and started yelling at him. “She got out of the shower, pushed the door that Lasaro was still holding and accidentally made contact with Lasaro’s face,” the affidavit states.
Ramos said she walked in the bedroom, and after a few minutes wanted to leave. Burnias was in the way, and she pushed him and walked by. Ramos said she started to gather Burnias’s items to throw out. She said Burnias slammed her on the bed to prevent that. Ramos and Burnias were both arrested, each on a battery charge. The affidavit didn’t state whether Burnias was eventually able to use the toilet.

Easter Island not destroyed by war ...

Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis of ‘spear points’ shows
Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis of ‘spear points’ shows
Analysis of artifacts found on the shores of Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) originally thought to be used as spear points reveal that these objects were likely general purpose tools instead, providing evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient...

10 fascinating drugs that our ancient ancestors used to get high

Here are 10 fascinating drugs that our ancient ancestors used to get high

Neanderthal-Human Sex Happened Earlier

A Neanderthal woman from Siberia with human DNA may suggest we should no longer consider Neanderthals separate from the human race.

Scientists discover bird blood cell which destroys fatal fungal infection

Scientists discover bird blood cell which destroys fatal fungal infectionScientists discover bird blood cell which destroys fatal fungal infection
Scientists have discovered that a specialized white blood cell found in birds can destroy a potentially fatal fungal infection which affects more than one million people every year. Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungus that causes fatal infections in those with a...

Coral Herpes

Viruses may play a role in coral bleaching events, a new study finds.

Arachnid News

A batch of new spiders that grab their victims, including threatening humans, have just been found in Brazil.
Spiderman, spiderman, does whatever a spider can. Right? But what works for spidey doesn't work for us. How come we can't climb walls while animals such as geckos and spiders seem to stick to them like glue?

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