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Today in History

The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes is driven from Tenochtitlan and retreats to Tlaxcala.
The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximilian of Bavaria.
The British crown claims New Hampshire as a royal colony.
The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City.
In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England.
Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States following the death of Zachary Taylor.
Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without the benefit of penicillin or blood transfusion.
The trial of Tennessee teacher John T. Scopes opens, with Clarence Darrow appearing for the defense and William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution.
Germany begins the bombing of England.
General Carl Spaatz becomes the head of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.
American and British forces complete their amphibious landing of Sicily.
U.S. carrier-based aircraft begin airstrikes against Japan in preparation for invasion.
Armistice talks between the United Nations and North Korea begin at Kaesong.
Belgium sends troops to the Congo to protect whites as the Congolese Bloodbath begins, just 10 days after the former colony became independent of Belgian rule.
The satellite Telstar is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, beaming live television from Europe to the United States.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” becomes the Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single in the USA.
Singer Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe,” which will become a country music classic and win 4 Grammys.
In Seveso, near Milan, Italy, an explosion in a chemical factory covers the surrounding area with toxic dioxin. Time magazine has ranked the Seveso incident No. 8 on its list of the 10 worst environmental disasters.
Coca-Cola Co. announces it will resume selling “old formula Coke,” following a public outcry and falling sales of its “new Coke.”
Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as the first elected president of the Russian Federation, following the breakup of the USSR.
Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

Melania Trump is still not as popular as Michelle Obama

Melania Trump is far more popular than her husband, but she isn’t the fairest, ahem, most well-liked, modern first lady of them all.

Acrobatic Death

Acrobat plunges to death before Green Day performance at Madrid music festival

A Massive Global Crisis

US judge rejects Texas professors' bid to halt student gun carry

A U.S. judge rejected efforts by three University of Texas professors to ban students from bringing guns to their classrooms after the state granted them that right last year, court documents showed on Friday.
Professors Jennifer Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter had argued in a federal district court in Austin that academic freedom and classroom debate could be chilled under the so-called “campus carry” law backed by the state’s wingnuts.

Drone likely aided South Carolina prisoner's escape

An inmate used wire-cutters and a cell phone likely delivered by a drone to escape from a South Carolina maximum security prison this week before being captured in Texas on Friday with guns and more than $47,000 in cash, authorities said.

Police admit deleting video of brutal arrest of innocent disabled black man

A person of color living with disabilities has filed complaints against two police officers for a violent arrest without cause.

KKK leader sentenced to prison in sexual assault case

Steven Joshua Dinkle, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, was handed down a prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman in southern Alabama, according to reports Friday.
Dinkle was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $1,000 by Dale County Circuit Judge William Fillmore, the Associated Press (AP) reported, citing a court order signed Thursday. Ten years is the maximum punishment carried by the class C felony.

‘Our members will be armed’

Police in Virginia are bracing for violence as the Ku Klux Klan descends upon Charlottesville to defend the Confederacy.

'Get out nigger'

On Friday, a Nigerian-American couple awoke to find graffiti that invoked both a racial slur and the name of the Dumbass in the driveway of the house they’ve lived in for 18 years.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Toks and Ayotunde Ayodele, two Nigerian immigrants who share a physician’s practice in Rock Hill, South Carolina, had never experienced racial hatred like they woke up to on Friday morning.
“In 2017, you don’t expect that,” Toks, the 64-year-old wife of the couple, told the Observer. “We’re a couple that minds our business. We help people in the neighborhood any way we can. It makes you wonder and doubt if people are really true and genuine with us.”
“In 18 years, I’ve never felt not wanted,” Toks told local news channel WCNC.

Will Las Vegas Be the New Pot Tourism Capital of the U.S.?

Colorado's "Walmart of Weed" Comes to Telluride

UN, World Health Organization, Call For End To 'War On Drugs'

UN, World Health Organization, Call For End To 'War On Drugs'

Hidden Arctic Chamber Could Be All That Stands Between Human Civilization and Extinction

How plants react to life on the International Space Station

Gravity is a constant for all organisms on Earth. It acts on every aspect of our physiology, behavior and development—no matter what you are, you evolved in an environment where gravity roots us firmly to the ground.
But what happens if you’re removed from that familiar environment and placed into a situation outside your evolutionary experience? That’s exactly the question we ask every day of the plants we grow in our laboratory. They start out here in our earthbound lab, but they’re on their way to outer space. What could be a more novel environment for a plant than the zero-gravity conditions of spaceflight?

Cities where dogs are treated better than many people

I suppose there must have been a time when the phrase “It’s a dog’s life” made immediate sense. Today, however, as a signifier of a life of difficulty, this phrase doesn’t convey as much suffering. Americans treat their dogs like… well, like themselves. We spend $23 billion on pet foods every year, much of that cash on gourmet varieties, including vegan and gluten-free (and just FYI, don’t do that, dogs are carnivores: They like and need meat, and if they could talk, they would tell you they could care less about gluten.) We spend $15 billion a year on medical care for our pooches. They accompany us to the grocery store, cafes, airports (JFK Airport in New York is set to open a terminal devoted to pets), even to work. Dog parks are proliferating in cities across the U.S. Doggie Couture is real.
And in case you are thinking, “decadent old America and its misplaced values,” it’s not just Americans. In Japan, when their canine pals are too old to frolic anymore, there are dog retirement homes. The truth is that dogs are royalty in much of the world.
Sure, there are dog parks and good vets and liberal leash laws in lots of cities. San Francisco, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Minneapolis have impressive numbers of all three, and they are great dog cities. But here is a list of some of the cities in the world that go a step beyond, making them among the very best places to live if you are literally living a dog’s life.

Department of Veterans Affairs Has Been Abusing and Killing Dogs

The Goring of the Bulls

Three men were gored during the first run of Pamplona's bull-running festival Monday. Two of them were from the United States, while the third was from Navarra in Spain.
According to local media, a 35-year-old US citizen sustained a chest wound and a 29-year-old US citizen was gored in the scrotum. Another 39-year-old man, from Ireland, was also injured in the race. All of them were taken to a nearby hospital, reports said.

Animal Pictures