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|1285||Philip III of Spain is succeeded by Philip IV (“the Fair”).|
|1503||Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.|
|1676||Bacon’s Rebellion begins in the New World.|
|1773||To keep the troubled East India Company afloat, Parliament passes the Tea Act, taxing all tea in the American colonies.|
|1774||Louis XVI succeeds his father Louis XV as King of France.|
|1775||American troops capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British.|
|1794||Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI, is beheaded.|
|1796||Napoleon Bonaparte wins a brilliant victory against the Austrians at Lodi bridge in Italy.|
|1840||Mormon leader Joseph Smith moves his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they experienced in Missouri.|
|1857||The Bengal Army in India revolts against the British.|
|1863||General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson succumbs to illness and wounds received during the Battle of Chancellorsville.|
|1865||Union cavalry troops capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis near Irvinville, Georgia.|
|1869||The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah.|
|1859||French emperor Napoleon III leaves Paris to join his troops preparing to battle the Austrian army in Northern Italy.|
|1872||Victoria Woodhull becomes first the woman nominated for U.S. president.|
|1917||Allied ships get destroyer escorts to fend off German attacks in the Atlantic.|
|1924||J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.|
|1928||WGY-TV in Schenectady, New York, begins regular television programming.|
|1933||Nazis begin burning books by “unGerman” writers such as Heinrich Mann and Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front.|
|1940||German forces begin a blitzkrieg of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, skirting France’s “impenetrable” Maginot Line.|
|1940||Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister.|
|1941||England’s House of Commons is destroyed during the worst of the London Blitz: 550 German bombers drop 100,000 incendiary bombs.|
|1960||The USS Nautilus completes the first circumnavigation of the globe underwater.|
|1994||Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.|
The quiet town’s legacy has been shaped in no small part by its most famous residents: the Ingalls. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder, it’s a great time to pay this quirky town a visit.In Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (pop. 293), you can catch the sesquicentennial of the first integrated school in America in October. In Bell Buckle, Tennessee (pop 512), you can attend the RC and Moon Pie Festival in June. Or you can go surfing in isolated Hana, Hawaii (pop. 1235). See the entire list at Smithsonian.
Wilder first came to De Smet as an adolescent and set the final five books in the Little House series there. Today, the family’s 157-acre homestead, “By the Shores of Silver Lake” where they put down roots in 1879 is still intact, and you can go on a guided tour of it and all things Ingalls with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society year round. If you can, though, come to De Smet in the summertime to catch the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, which this year will reenact “The Little Town on the Prairie,” picking up Wilder’s story following the winter of 1880-81. Coinciding with the festival, the town will also throw big, birthday bash for Wilder on July 14-16, which will feature a who’s who of “Little House on the Prairie” aficionados.
...when a bullet enters your body, your flesh absorbs a great deal of the momentum the bullet was carrying.
All that momentum has to go somewhere, so the bullet transfers it to your body, causing it to expand and create a large cavity, then falling back in on itself. That tremor can cause serious damage to your organs and tissues, even if the bullet doesn’t actually hit them.
Connor Narciso, former combat medic and Army Green Beret who served in Afghanistan, says don’t let movies and TV fool you. A single gunshot in the arm or leg is more than enough to kill you if you’re unlucky.Why? Blood loss, which Narciso asserts is the number one preventable cause of death on the battlefield (about 90% of those preventable deaths are due to blood loss). If that bullet hits a brachial artery in your arm, one of the bilateral inguinal arteries in your groin, or the subclavian arteries beneath each of your clavicles, you’re looking at massive hemorrhaging.Third, the best thing to do when somebody has been shot is call 911 and try to stop the bleeding or, in the case of chest wounds, stop air from entering the chest cavity:
...look for swelling, skin discoloration, and other signs of hemorrhaging, then try to control it by applying manual pressure on the wound, or by fastening a tourniquet high and tight on the limb where the wound is located.
If there’s an open bullet wound in the chest cavity, it’s important that you try to prevent any air getting sucked into it. Otherwise, you or the victim may suffer tension pneumothorax, or a collapsed lung, cutting breathing capability in half. The best way to plug the hole is with some form of occlusive dressing. This can be petrolatum, gauze from a first aid kit, or something improvised, like tape or plastic. Whatever you use, it needs to provide a total seal, so absorbent materials like standard gauze pads will not work.
1. IN GREECE, THE BRIDE AND GROOM GO NUTS WITH SNACKS.Read about ten more wedding superstitions at Mental Floss.
The Mediterranean country is home to a sweet tradition. The happy couple hand out sugar-coated almonds, called koufeta, to their guests. As one Greek Orthodox bride explained to Manhattan Bride magazine, the white of the almond symbolizes purity, the egg shape is a sign of fertility, the hardness represents the endurance of marriage, and the sugar is meant to show the sweetness of married life. Together, they’re meant to wish the newly married duo "happiness, health, wealth, children, and a long life." And should a single girl take one of the blessed snacks and sleep with it under her pillow for three nights, tradition states she’ll somehow see her future husband!
Hobby-horsing has gained momentum outside Finland because of this year’s release of the documentary “Hobbyhorse Revolution” by the Finnish Oscar-nominated director Selma Vilhunen. Over a year, she followed young hobbyhorse enthusiasts and their preparations for a competition.
Some actual horse riders may look down on hobby-horsing as childlike past-time not suitable for anyone aged over 10, but Fred Sundwall, the secretary general of the Equestrian Federation of Finland, disagrees.
“We think it’s simply wonderful that hobby-horsing has become a phenomenon and so popular,” Sundwall said. “It gives a chance to those children and teens who don’t own horses to interact with them also outside stables and riding schools.”