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Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Today in History

1588 The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade England, is destroyed by a British fleet.
The British occupy Manhattan.
An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.
The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company’s motto is: “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States mail!”
Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee‘s forces in Maryland.
The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.
President Woodrow Wilson orders the Punitive Expedition out of Mexico. The Expedition, headed by General John Pershing, had been searching for Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary.
Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.
Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.
In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.
Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.
The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.
U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur‘s career.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes first Soviet leader to visit the US.
Hurricane Carla comes ashore in Texas, the second-most powerful ever to make landfall in that state.
Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
US President Lyndon Johnson urges Congress to adopt gun control legislation in the wake of Charles Whitman’s sniper attack from the University of Texas’s Texas Tower; in all, Whitman shot and killed 15 people before being shot dead himself by an Austin police officer.
The USSR launches Zond 5, which becomes the first spaceship to orbit the moon and reenter Earth’s atmosphere.
The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.
Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.
Menachem Begin resigns as premier of Israel.
France announces it will send 4,000 troops to join those of other nations assembling in the Persian Gulf to protect Saudi Arabia and force Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein to withdraw troops from occupied Kuwait.
MCI WorldCom begins operations after a landmark merger between World Com and MCI Communications.
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union.
The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm.

2016 Fall Foliage Map

One of the great joys of autumn is watching the trees turn brilliant colors. The Great Smokey Mountains National Park has an interactive map to help you plan your autumn road trips to coincide with the peak fall foliage in the 48 contiguous states. Use the slider at the site to check for the area of peak colors for every weekend. Scroll down on the page to find out more about the colors of fall. According to the map, during the week of October 21st, I will drive past a mountain and decide that this is the year I make a landscape quilt of the fall colors. I’ve been saying that for at least 25 years. Then a November rainstorm will bring all those leaves down, and I’ll be distracted by other holiday plans.

Secret Uses Of Uranus

Courtesy of historian Michael Beschloss, here’s the page of Stanley Kubrick’s notes from when he was brainstorming titles for Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Yes, folks, Kubrick considered naming it “Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses Of Uranus.” I want to live in the parallel timeline where he went with that one:

The 10 Most Interesting Pyramid Shaped Buildings

Why do people keep building pyramid-shaped buildings? Depending on the structure’s purpose, it could be for efficient use of indoor space, structural strength, or because it looks cool. The last reason may be the most common, because these buildings certainly stand out among others! While most are huge commercial or government buildings, at least one family has a pyramid home.
The 6-story Gold Pyramid House sits on 17,000 sq. ft land in Wadsworth, Illinois, and is described as one of the most interesting homes ever built. Its builders – Linda and Jim Onan – explain it simply as: Impressive, Exotic, Mystery, Gold, and Power. The two are avid believers of the 70’s cult concept of “Pyramid Power” and their home is said to be the biggest gold plated structure(utilizing 24 karat gold) in North America. Surrounded by a large moat on an island, the structure has several impressive features, including a 4-car garage topped by 3 smaller pyramids, a metal palm-tree, and a fifty-foot statue of King Tut.
Read about the other nine pyramid-shaped buildings at Housely.

10 Scientific Hoaxes That Rocked The World

Every now and then, a scientific discovery comes along that is just so wild that you can't wrap your head around it at first. A crazy-sounding discovery or invention is just that: crazy. And behind it is somebody willing to glue together bones or hire a man to turn a crank for fame or profit.
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned hoax to remind us to be a little skeptical of outrageous scientific claims. Here are 10 of history's juiciest scientific scandals.

9 Major Computer Bugs That Wreaked Havoc

Advances in computing, the web, and the internet have spawned some nasty bugs over the past several decades. Many companies use bug bounty programs or enlist software-savvy patrons to hunt down bugs before they cause too much trouble - but despite all our efforts, more than a few have gotten the best of us.

Military Academy lockdown caused by bubble wrap

Officials say the sound that was thought to be gunfire at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, was actually popping bubble wrap.
A student who lives in The Village, at the Eastern University rental apartments located on the Valley Forge Military Academy and College property, heard what was thought to be a gunshot and called 911.
The school was placed on lockdown for approximately an hour beginning at around 6pm on Monday. Police arrived on the campus with guns drawn, but soon realized there were no signs of an active shooter or shooting.
Cabrini University along with Eastern University were placed on lockdown due to the incident. Eastern University alerted all on their St. Davids campus to remain indoors. Around 10 minutes later, they said the lockdown was lifted.

The 5 Deadly Sins of Big Pharma

Robert Reich Has the Perfect Solution for Corporate Tax Dodgers Like Apple

You Won't Believe the Surveillance Capabilities of Future Employee ID Badges

London Landlords Offer Desperate Women Free Rent in Return for Sex

The Craigslist ad said: 
"Free accommodation for genuine girl in spacious flat…No rent, no deposit, nothing to pay."

‘Christian’ Ex-Mayor Raped 4-Year-Old Girl For Three Years And Blames Her For It

Another hypocritical “christian” politician gets caught sexually abusing a child and has the gall to blame the victim instead of taking personal responsibility ...
Richard Keenan, who served as mayor of Hubbard, was indicted on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition. 

Teabagger Moron McCrory’s Bigoted Bathroom Law Costs NC Millions In Lost Events

Teabagger Moron McCrory’s Bigoted Bathroom Law Costs NC Millions In Lost Events
Once again, bigotry is costing North Carolina BIG.

O'Reilly Just Got Caught Lying About Defending Roger Ailes From Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

O’Reilly Just Got Caught Lying About Defending Roger Ailes From Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Has O’Reilly really not learned what he says on video stays on video?

Ohio University Removes Roger Ailes' Name From Newsroom

Walter Buchanan was having the worst day at the DMV — before viral video caught his violent arrest

Walter Buchanan was having the worst day at the DMV — before viral video caught his violent arrest

Cop Crashes Cruiser Near School While Snorting Lines of Xanax

Drunk driver crashed into ‘Please Don’t Drink and Drive’ sign

The Washington State Patrol arrested a suspected DUI driver who crashed into a “Please Don’t Drink and Drive” sign on Monday.
Troopers said the accident occurred at about 8:30am on the outskirts of Bremerton. The driver was heading south when he left the road.
He struck several signs, a number of shrubs and two parked cars. The driver crossed back over the road and hit a fire hydrant where his car finally stopped.
The 23-year-old driver, who is from Port Orchard, was suspected of using inhalants. He was jailed on investigation of DUI. There were no injuries

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