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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Today in History

The jesuit poet Robert Southwell is hanged for “treason,” being a catholic.
Michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, is elected Russian Tsar.
The British blockade of Toulon is broken by 27 French and Spanish warships attacking 29 British ships.
As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.
Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British.
The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.
In the Second Sikh War, Sir Hugh Gough’s well placed guns win a victory over a Sikh force twice the size of his at Gujerat on the Chenab River, assuring British control of the Punjab for years to come.
The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
The world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.
The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
The Mukden campaign of the Russo-Japanese War, begins.
The Battle of Verdun begins with an unprecedented German artillery barrage of the French lines.
The Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army.
Nicaragua and Costa Rica sign a friendship treaty ending hostilities over their borders.
The U. S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.
A grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.
Havana places all Cuban industry under direct control of the government.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcom X) is assassinated in front of 400 people.
Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. pretender to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.
A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.

Ten Of The Oldest Cities In The World

Travel through California and one is reminded of how young the cities there are compared to cities like Boston and NYC, let alone when compared to ancient cities like Athens, Greece.
But even though cities like Los Angeles and San Diego are only a couple of hundred years old there's a city about 2000 miles south of California that has been around for over 2500 years- Cholula, Mexico.
Cholula was home to the Olmecs, Toltecs and Aztecs, and when the town was conquered by Hernán Cortés and his Conquistadors he called it "the most beautiful city outside Spain".The small colonial town of 60,000 is best known for Tlachihualtepetl, the Great Pyramid of Cholula, which is the largest pyramid in the world and the largest archaeological pyramid site in the New World.
Cholula has definitely seen some epic battles in its day, but those battles cannot compare to the wars fought in and around Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Plovdiv dates back to at least 4000 BCE, and as one of the oldest cities in Europe it has seen its fair share of invaders, conflict and resurrection, traces of which can be seen in the city's 39-foot thick cultural layers.The Romans, Greeks, Persians, Celts, Goths, Huns, Slavs, Turks and Ottomans have all invaded and/or conquered Plovdiv throughout its storied history, each one contributing to the city's history like a patch on a quilt.

Accidental Inbound Missile Warning

You've been told for years to stop and think twice before hitting "send." That goes double and triple if you are testing graphics to be used only in an emergency. An incident Tuesday most likely caused a few hearts to skip a beat among U.S. Air Force personnel.
The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of Air Force personnel working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, earlier this week.
It was accidentally sent out to all terminals through the bases AtHoc emergency alert system that is typically used for weather updates. Spokesman Maj. Bryon McGarry told Stars and Stripes, “One of the command post controllers was building a template for this specific thing that was posted.” The message was intended to only go to one person but he “inadvertently sent it to everybody.” Eight minutes after the message announcing impending doom popped up, a soothing blue screen went out across the base’s terminals telling everyone to chill out.
But the original image was saved and shared. Someone added an embarrassed face to the original message and posted it to Air Force amn/nco/snco at Facebook. Read the entire story at Gizmodo

An Animated History Of Russia

Russia is constantly in the news these days, and people can't seem to agree on whether Putin's trying to bring back the Iron Curtain or whether he's coming around to the idea of being a part of the global community.This mistrust is partly due to the fact that schools didn't teach us about Russian history, in order to keep the Cold War extra icy, so maybe if we learn about Russian history we'll understand them better.
But who wants to read those long, boring history books? You're better off watching The Animated History of Russia by James Suibhne so you can learn it all in a nutshell before you dive into those dusty tomes!

Forgotten Fortune Found in Recycled TV

An unnamed man in Bolsover, Ontario, received an inheritance back in the 1980s. He hid $100,000 of it, in $50 bills, inside a television set. Then he forgot where he put it. Some time over the next 30 years, he gave the TV set to a friend, who used it until about a year ago,. when it was sent to Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) in Barrie, Ontario, for recycling. There the TV sat until last month, when it was taken apart. Employees were surprised to find a box full of cash.
Barrie police reunited a 68-year-old man from Bolsover, Ont., a village of about 400 people in the Kawartha Lakes region, with the cash, using banking records from 1985 to trace the owner. Police did not release his name because of privacy concerns.
“This is a unique situation where this large quantity of money was missing without anyone knowing it was missing,” Const. Nicole Rodgers said. “He hadn’t even realized with the police officers sitting in his house that they were speaking of the cash box with his money in it.
“In his mind, he thought it was still somewhere else in his house.”
There must be a safer place to keep one's savings, like maybe a mattress. Read more on the story at the Calgary Herald. -

Plants You Should Always Grow Together In The Garden

Too much sun, too little water, bugs, poor quality soil and a lack of fertilization are some of the main reasons why fruits and veggies fail to grow in the garden, but did you know what we grow together matters too?
It turns out plant pairing can be just as important as where, when and how you grow, so start planting the right stuff side-by-side and reap the rewards!
Sweet smelling roses attract pests, so grow some pungent garlic next to your roses and repel those pests with the delicious power of nature.Nematodes (roundworms) attack melons at the root, but growing marigolds next to your melons can be as effective as chemical treatments at controlling those pests- and they look pretty too!
Everybody loves to grow fresh tomatoes in the garden, but did you know tomatoes can be a cabbage's best friend?Diamondback moth larvae love to munch on cabbage leaves but tomato plants are repellant to the larvae, so grow tomatoes and cabbage together to keep your leaves from getting all chewed up.

Get Your Cheese on With This Outrageous Mac n' Cheese Doughnut

Doughnuts are beautiful things, but sometimes you want the satisfying, high-cholesterol goodness of cheese. For the times that you want a carb-heavy doughnut and cheesy deliciousness, consider a Mac n' Cheetos doughnut like this one from the geniuses at HellthyJunkFood.
The creation might not technically be a doughnut, but it sure has that classic shape we all love and it more importantly combines everything you love about macaroni and cheese with fabulously artificial Cheetos flavor.

Put Food Policy Back On The Table

Communications expert explains how science should respond to fake news

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life … Read more

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