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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Today in History

The French colony of Guadeloupe is established in the Caribbean.
Frederick William of Brandenburg crushes the Swedes.
Russians defeat the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava.
Colonists repulse a British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina.
Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carries water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth.
Cinque and other Africans are kidnapped and sold into slavery in Cuba.
Fighting continues between Union and Confederate forces during the Seven Days’ campaign.
General George Meade replaces General Joseph Hooker three days before the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Freedmen’s Bank, created to assist former slaves in the United States, closes. Customers of the bank lose $3 million.
Congress declares Labor Day a legal holiday.
Congress passes the Spooner bill, authorizing a canal to be built across the isthmus of Panama.
Samuel J. Battle becomes the first African-American policeman in New York City.
Austria’s Archduke Francis Ferdinand is assassinated at Sarajevo, Serbia.
Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles under protest.
A coal strike in Britain is settled after three months.
More than 1,000 communists are routed during an assault on the British consulate in London.
Congress creates the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.
German troops launch an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.
General Douglas MacArthur announces the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.
The last U.S. combat troops are called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
General Douglas MacArthur arrives in South Korea as Seoul falls to the North.
French troops begin to pull out of Vietnam’s Tonkin province.
Malcolm X founds the Organization for Afro-American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.
14 people are shot during race riots in Buffalo, New York.
Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] stands before the Supreme Court regarding his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
The Supreme Court overturns the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.
Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.
The first women enter the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The Texas Slave Who Conned Everyone As a Mexican Millionaire

New York City in the late 19th century was spilling over with new immigrants as well as Americans who wanted to start over with a clean slate, whether to advance themselves or take advantage of others. William Henry Ellis was born into slavery on a cotton plantation in Victoria, Texas. But in New York, he became Guillermo Enrique Eliseo, a “fabulously rich” banker from Mexico. Columbia University history professor Karl Jacoby tells us about Ellis’ new identity in an account from his book The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. Not only did Ellis convince people he was someone else, but he was surrounded by others who did the same.
To escape the Jim Crow South, the young William Henry Ellis relocated to Manhattan in the 1890s. Fluent in Spanish from his childhood along the Mexico border, he soon persuaded his new acquaintances that he was from a well-to-do Mexican family—an enticing pose to Wall Street investors at a time when almost every item in the U.S.’s burgeoning consumer economy owed its origins in one way or another to Mexican resources, from the Mexican copper used to electrify American cities to the Mexican rubber that went into making tires for the newly invented automobile.
Ellis’s remarkable talent for reinvention made him arguably the first African American on Wall Street (his only known rival for the crown being Jeremiah G. Hamilton, a black man who made his fortune in the 1840s, when Wall Street was still in its formative stages). Yet as his experience in New York demonstrates, even an accomplished trickster like Ellis, who managed to evade the defining phenomenon of his age—the color line—could himself be tricked, especially when sex and scandal were added to the maelstrom of shifting identities that was Gilded Age New York.
Read more about Ellis and the other impostors who both befriended and used him, at The Daily Beast

San Francisco man fights eviction after rent skyrockets overnight from $1,800 to $8,000

Neil Hutchinson has lived for six years at his North Beach apartment, where some scenes from Clint Eastwood’s 1988 movie “The Dead Pool” were shot, but his landlord increased his rent without warning.

The No-Brainer Supreme Court Decision You Did Not Hear About Today That Also Helps Women

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Historic Ruling in Favor of Abortion Rights

Texas cops brag about jailing adults for consensual sex — and smear them on Facebook

Texas law enforcement officers have heroically “saved” dozens of “sex trafficking victims” by putting them in jail and plastering their mugshots on Facebook.

I Tried Yoga for Better X—Here’s What I Learned

Dangerous Side Effect Of Working Odd Hours

Shift work
A New Study Reveals a Dangerous Side Effect Of Working Odd Hours
Work shifts? Here’s how the schedule can affect your brain functioning—and what to do about it

The incredible story of how large quantities of nuns' urine made fertility drugs possible

The incredible story of how large quantities of nuns' urine made fertility drugs possible

What It Means If Your Pee Is Red, Green, Orange, White, or Blue. Yes, Blue

color of urine
What It Means If Your Pee Is Red, Green, Orange, White, or Blue. Yes, Blue
The eyes may be a window into the soul, but the toilet bowl is a window into the body

Variegated Linkage

1. House arrest ankle bracelet placed on man's artificial leg.  He switches legs and goes out and kills someone.
2. Researchers find "the first example of any eukaryote that completely lacks mitochondria."
3. Barns on farms are becoming popular wedding venues.  "Counties and cities recognize that entertainment venues can economically boost a rural area. And for owners and operators, prices can run between $2,000 and $4,000 a night per rental."  But they present a nuisance for neighbors.
4. "... one progressive organization recently uncovered how Koch Industries uses every trick they can wring out of governments worldwide to avoid paying taxes."
5. A tunnel has been found under a pyramid at Teotihuacán.
American Prairie Reserve is creating the largest nature reserve in the continental United States.
6 . Enthusiastic golden lab comes to a girl's rescue.
7 . A showerthought: "We live in a world where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."
8 . Millions of snow fleas turn snow black.
9 . Video reminder that the Milky Way doesn't move during the night - the earth does.
10. The United States Department of Defense relies on floppy disks "to coordinate key strategic forces such as nuclear bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to a new government report." (hint: unhackable)
11. The amazing Gothard Base Tunnel is now open. "With a route length of 57.09 km (35.5 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world's longest and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat, low-level route through the Alps."
12. You probably don't need to take showers unless you are visibly dirty (or use all those shampoos and deodorants).

Ronald McDonald shot outside restaurant

A man from Lumberton, North Carolina, was shot in an argument behind a Sonic Drive-In restaurant on Thursday.Ronald McDonald is now being treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
Lumberton police said McDonald, 36, the husband of a Sonic manager, got in an argument at around 7:20pm with Telvin Drummond, 24, a Sonic employee who lives in Elizabethtown.
The two began shooting at each other and Ronald McDonald was hit. No arrests have been made. Police and the Robeson County District Attorney's Office are investigating.

Woman arrested for DUI after unintentionally parking her truck inside hair salon

A woman is facing DUI charges after she slammed her pick-up truck into a hair salon in Yester Oaks, Mobile, Alabama, with several people inside.
Kyler Leasure, his older siblings, and their dad were sitting inside UniCut Hair Designs when the truck came plowing through. “I was sitting in the chair over there and got flung across the room,” Leasure said. “I never thought I’d get run over by a truck in a haircut place.”
Surprisingly, Leasure only has a few scratches on his legs and elbows, but MPD Spokesperson Terence Perkins said this incident could have easily been a deadly one. ”It’s miraculous that we only had minor injuries. No one was transported to the hospital, but it could have easily been a deadly situation because the driver was drinking and driving,” Perkins said.
51-year-old Karen Renee Eanes is facing DUI charges and the salon owners are looking to press additional charges of their own against her. According to authorities, there were no major injuries and only a few patrons had some scratches. Eanes told police that she thought she was hitting the brakes when she was actually pressing the gas to accelerate.

Leaked Video Shows Probation Officers Brutalizing Teen At CA Detention Center

A leaked video shows a group of probation officers brutally beating a teen inside a California detention center. The video, which was leaked to Witness...

Missouri men busted after months-long hate crime spree assaulting blacks at bus stops with eggs

Resident Kiekieho Hymm Lotus told KDSK that the racially motivated attacks had been taking place for months.

The Biggest Rats in America Are Spreading to the U.K. and Beyond

Michelle Obama And Her Daughters Are Visiting Africa – And Racists Are Having A Field Day

“Go back to Africa” is a phrase one would expect to hear someone tell an African-American at a Dumbass Trump circle jerk, but it’s also something one...

Nazi Demonstration Turns Violent, Multiple Counter-Protesters Stabbed

Violence broke out during a white supremacist rally in Sacramento, California on Saturday. According to KCRA, at least six people were stabbed. The victims...

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