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Monday, June 5, 2017

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Today in History

Members of the First Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem.
Ferdinand, the Duke of Alba, crushes the Calvinist insurrection in Ghent.
Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise.
American settlers in New England massacre a Pequot Indian village.
Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight.
The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.
Athens falls to Ottoman forces.
Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.
U.S. Army troops in the Four creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War. Fighting, however, will continue for a few more years.
The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to include blacks, commences.
Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger.
British troops under Lord Roberts seize Pretoria from the Boers.
The German army begins its offensive in Southern France.
The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.
Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies.
Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress.
The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.
Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy’s victory in the pivotal California primary election.
Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California.
Reagan dies at age 93. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.

How Authoritarian Leaders Get Away with It

Authorities Declare Multiple London Attacks a Terrorist Incident

The domestic terror threat from America’s wingnuts is on the rise

Terrorism is a form of psychological warfare. Most terrorist groups lack the resources, expertise and manpower to defeat state actors. Instead, they promote their agenda through violence that shapes perceptions of political and social issues.

Dumbass Trump Evangelicals Face Growing Number of 'Hidden Atheists'

Professional Racist Richard Spencer Makes His Money Off Cotton Farms and Black Labor

Con Man Bakker is at it again ...

Bakker is at it again ...

Papa John's employees caught selling cocaine in pizza boxes

Papa John’s employees in Washington state are accused of selling cocaine out of pizza boxes. The arrests are the result of a six-month investigation that detectives dubbed “Operation Extra Olives.”

Want to Get 'Back to the Land'?

Got OCD? Changing Your Diet Might Help

What Word Does Your State Misspell the Most?

Everyone has that one or two words they just always spell wrong. Thanks to Google, we can now see what every state misspells the most. Beautiful, pneumonia and maintenance are all pretty common themes along the whole country, but there are a few outliers in there two, like sense, quote or chaos.You can see the infographic full size on Google's Twitter

Sex on the Water Tower

Contractors are working on painting the water tower in Sussex, Wisconsin, but  where they stopped work one first left a unique photo opportunity. Workers experienced a venting issue that caused them to stop with just the "sex" left showing.
A village administrator said he believed the workers left the three letters up intentionally to get a few laughs and a contractor said they didn't mind the attention.
"We kind of like the honks when they go by and a little bit of the road traffic," the contractor said.
The rest of the tower has since been painted.

​"The Most Interesting Man in the World"

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The Little Old Lady Who Terrorized The Plaza Hotel For 35 Years

The people who choose to live in hotels are typically seen as eccentric, transient or just plain nuts, but back in the day it wasn't that uncommon for hotels to take on long term guests, especially when the hotel needed money.
And while some people pay upwards of a thousand bucks a night to stay in the Plaza Hotel in NYC Fannie Lowenstein was able to live in a three-room suite paying only $500 a month for 35 years.
Fannie moved in to the Plaza with her husband Leo while the Plaza was struggling financially back in 1958, and when Leo died three years later Fannie decided to stay on and make the Plaza hell for the hotel staff.Nicknamed "the Eloise from hell", Fannie was able to hang on to her rent controlled suite at the Plaza by sheer force of will:
Plaza employees remember her as a firebrand, a scourge who exploited every wrinkle in rent-control law with the subtlety and skill of a top-tier real estate attorney.
She was a terror when dealing with hotel management, too. "Part of what the law required is that you were entitled to the same services that you got when the unit was first under rent control," Lyman explains. "In those days, they did a 'high dusting,' I think they called it, once a month. It was a whole scheduled cleaning. Painting was required every couple of years; she knew her rights extremely well. And she would push."
In the early 1980s, according to a Newsday article, she had dragged the Westin Corporation—then the Plaza's owner—to court over defective carpeting. After this suit was thrown out, Lyman says, she immediately began to claim that Westin was trying to kill her with toxic paint. The hotel hired experts to take spore samples. She called in the New York City Health Department, who found nothing amiss.
As her health began to fail, Lowenstein convinced herself that her room was irredeemably contaminated by the "toxic" paint. She moved to the Park Lane—paying the full nightly price—and died there on April 28, 1992, the final rent-controlled holdout to live in the Plaza. She was 85 years old.

The Patron Saint of Murderers

There's a saint for everything, even murderers (although our source says "repentant murderers"). St. Julian the Hospitaller is the patron saint of clowns and circus workers, innkeepers, fiddle players, jugglers, childless people, and murderers. How he got that designation is a story that may remind you of Oedipus Rex. Julian had a curse on him that said he would kill his parents. To avoid this destiny, he walked away from home and kept walking for 50 days. He obviously did not read Sophocles' play, because that was his first mistake. Then he settled down and married.
Throughout all this time, however, his parents had been diligently searching, and their efforts were finally rewarded when they happened upon their son’s castle. Unfortunately, Julian was away on a hunt, but his wife welcomed them with great joy. Indeed, so pleased was she to meet her in-laws for the first time that she honored them with her home’s master bedroom as their quarters.
Returning home much later, Julian discovered the couple in his own sbed and assumed it was his wife with another man. In a mad rage, he killed them both, thus fulfilling the prophetic jinx. When his wife, who’d been to church, informed him of his tragic error, Julian grew despondent and despaired of his salvation. Nevertheless, according to one medieval version of the story, his wife offered unyielding encouragement. “Well I know that God is so merciful and so kind and loving,” she insisted, “that if we serve Him all our lives without anger and without envy, I do surely believe that he will grant us mercy.”
The couple spent the rest of their lives trying to make up for the murders, and became known for hospitality and aid to travelers. You can read the story of St. Julian the Hospitaller at Catholic Exchange.  St. Julian's story is one of 15 Unusual Patron Saints you can read about at Mental Floss.

The Crazy House of Dalat

You may have seen a picture of the Crazy House in Dalat, Vietnam, but you need to see more because it looks different from every angle! It's even changed since we posted about it in 2012. Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell made time to take a tour and see every thing from the roof to the new construction in progress.
Conceived by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga, the Crazy House opened in 1990 as a guest house. Her creation immediately made a splash on the architectural scene, with its cave-like rooms and organic tree-like passageways (mostly) drawing praise. Throughout its life, the Hằng Nga (as it’s officially known) has undergone continuous renovations and expansions; a new aquatic-themed room was being crafted during our visit.
Read more, and see pictures and video of the Crazy House of Dalat at For 91 Days.

Federal Anti-Animal Cruelty Statute Will Also Help Human Victims of Violence

Dogs Wait Patiently At The Gate Until Their Names Are Called

Dogs are obedient by nature, born and raised to follow their pack leader and remain loyal to the pack, and if you want to see the true extent of a dog's obedient nature you have to see a dog trainer work their magic.The trainer in this video trained her dogs to wait at the gate until their name is called, demonstrating how well dogs can tune out distractions and follow commands even when they'd rather be playing with their pals. However, there's one rebel in every pack, and in this pack rebellion is named Nacho.

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