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Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Today in History

Theodosius II succeeds to the throne of Constantinople.
King Albert is murdered by his nephew John, because he refused his share of the Habsburg lands.
Christopher Columbus convinces Queen Isabella to fund expedition to the West Indies.
The state of Virginia passes a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state, or risk either imprisonment or deportation.
The Battle of Chancellorsville begins as Union Gen. Joe Hooker starts his three-pronged attack against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Reconstruction in the South begins with black voter registration.
Rutherford B. Hayes withdraws all Federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction.
The U.S. Navy under Commodore George Dewey defeats the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines.
The luxury liner Lusitania leaves New York Harbor for a voyage to Europe.
Adolf Hitler holds his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
The Empire State Building opens in New York.
The Philippine legislature accepts a U.S. proposal for independence.
President Franklin Roosevelt signs an act of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
The film Citizen Kane–directed and starring Orson Welles–opens in New York.
The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, makes its first flight.
Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, escapes the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advances on Berlin.
North Korea is established.
Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry called Annie Allen.
Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia.
Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba.
In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the support of naval fire, continue their attack on a North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do.
Students from Kent State University riot in downtown Kent, Ohio, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
The Tass News Agency reports the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
Osama Bin Laden is killed in Abbottabad Pakistan by US Navy SEALS in Operation Neptune Spear.

No fine for woman who returned library book nearly 68 years late

A woman has returned a book she borrowed from a library in Auckland, New Zealand, nearly 68 years after it was due back. The book, A.W. Reed's Myths and Legends of Maoriland, was borrowed from Epsom Library in 1948 and was due to be returned on December 17 that year. Epsom Librarian Zoe Cornelius said the woman came in on Thursday afternoon to return the book and chat with staff.
"She told me she was an Epsom Library member as a child, but they moved away and she accidentally took this book with her." The woman was in the city to visit family and took the opportunity to give it back. "She's had it for years and always been thinking she wanted to get it back to us, and was never able to do so," Cornelius said. The woman told library staff she got Myths and Legends out as a child, and was now a grandmother.
She had read the book a number of times over the years she had it. Cornelius said it wasn't uncommon to have books returned after several years, but this was the oldest overdue book she'd seen. "It was fantastic, though, that she could bring it back for us and tell us about it. I just got such a thrill out of it." The due date slip inside the back cover clearly states the borrower will be fined "at the rate of three-pence for the first week or part thereof, and one-penny per day thereafter".
According to those terms, the woman would be fined 102.50 pounds for the 24,604 days it was overdue. Converted to todays money and adjusted for inflation (using the Reserve Bank's online inflation calculator), that's a $7,321.43 fine. But she would be fined even more by today's standards. These days Auckland Libraries fines members a flat $1 for each day a book is overdue, making the woman's debt $24,604.00. However, Cornelius said the woman would "definitely not" be fined. "Of course she would have been a child at that time as well, and we don't charge our kids fines," she said.
There's a video here.

Indian state threatens to jail people who cook between 9am and 6pm

In the scorching summer, fires in the northern Indian state of Bihar have killed 66 people and 1,200 animals in the past two weeks. The state government has come up with an unusual solution - no cooking.
Cooking will not be allowed in villages between 9am and 6pm during the summer and those who violate the order can be jailed for up to two years. Religious functions involving fire have also been banned. The Nitish Kumar government's logic is that heavy winds are picking up sparks from cooking fires and igniting straw huts.
The latest incident took place in the Begusarai district two days ago, when over 300 huts were burnt. "The point is that hundreds of lives are at risk. The order has only been given after a detailed survey on just how the fires started. The jail term is based on a law on disaster management," says Vyasji, the Bihar government official in charge of handling disasters.

At a village in Bihar's Jehanabad, Satender Bind, who lost his hut in a recent fire, says: "It sounds fine but I wonder how many people will follow it. There are practical difficulties. But yes... I did lose my home in a fire and it started from someone's cooking." Policemen at the village say enforcing such an order is difficult but the threat of punishment may spur villagers to follow it on their own.

Montana newspaper exposes hilarious ‘facts’ on display at creationist museum

Stan the T. Rex at the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum (Facebook.com)
Dinosaurs rode the ark with Noah. People lived 10 times longer in Biblical times because the Earth’s atmosphere had more oxygen then. These are just a few of the wrong-headed “facts” on display at The Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.

Creativity thrives in the mind of a psychopath

Creativity thrives in the mind of a psychopath

What happened to good American jobs?

What happened to good American jobs?

Does the First Amendment Justify Corruption?

University of Utah honors hate group member ...

Lynette Nielsen Gay is described as a philanthropist by the university, which lists a variety of organizations that she has either founded, or for those where she serves on the Board of Directors

5-year-old dead and brother badly injured in abuse case so horrific that cops needed counseling

A 5-year-old boy died and his 6-year-old brother remains hospitalized after their mother and two other women brutally beat them for stealing food.

Killer of Alabama bisexual teen was having affair with victim and his mom

Joshua Adam Reese is accused of killing Nicholas Hawkins and dumping his body in a wooded area in mid February.

Nashville DA: Anti-trans ‘bathroom bills’ are wrong ...

Nashville, TN Assistant DA Chad Butler (screen capture)
Nashville DA: Anti-trans ‘bathroom bills’ are wrong — sex predators are overwhelmingly ‘straight’ men

Texas man smashed martini glass into woman’s face after she told him to stop ‘grinding’ on her

Christopher Taber Depolo, 29, of Austin, was arrested after he “grinded” up against a woman then shattered a glass on her face when she tried to make him stop.

Woman amused after being given 'sex ticket' by man in a van

A young woman says she could do nothing but laugh when she received a bizarre “sex ticket” from a man in Bexleyheath, south east London,. Nikola McMillan, 22, from Bexleyheath, was shopping with her mum and daughter in Broadway on Tuesday when a man in a van called her over. After she was handed what she first thought was a leaflet, she showed her mother and the pair burst out laughing.
Miss McMillan said: “I thought it was a leaflet for his business or something because he was in a work van. He literally called me over and gave me the sex ticket, rolled up his window and then looked in the other direction.” The mother-of-one has seen the funny side of the “sex ticket”.
She added: “My mum and I read through it and started laughing – something like this has never happened to me before. My sister phoned the number on the card to see who would answer and she said it sounded like an old man.”

Pennsylvania woman responds with racial slurs after neighbors complain about her ‘loud sex’

Amanda Marie Warfel was charged with two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and one count of harassment after the neighbors complained about the racist abuse.

Owners of LA vegan restaurant get deaths threats for eating meat at home

Cow being raised for meat on Be Love Farm -- Be Love blog
Cafe Gratitude owners Terces Engelhart and husband Matthew are under attack based upon an admission they made on their blog a year ago.

NC couple arrested for waving gun in restaurant after employees get chicken wing order wrong

Handgun (Shutterstock)
Clarissa Gagum and her husband, Rasheem Gagum, both 24, were both taken into custody on Thursday after Clarissa became angry that her order was wrong at FU Wangz in Wilmington.

Harriet Tubman Isn't the Only New Woman to Grace U.S. Currency

1,300 Lbs Roman Coins Found in Spain

The invaluable cache of coins was found by construction workers who were carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain.

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