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Today in History

The Crusaders launch their final assault on Jerusalem.
Ottoman armies capture Tabriz in northwestern Persia.
Led by the Count of Egmont, the Spanish army defeats the French at Gravelines, France.
A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reaches Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
In England, the Roundheads, led by Sir William Waller, are defeated by Royalist troops under Lord Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down.
George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to the French, leaving them in control of the Ohio Valley.
Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacts the Northwest Ordinance, establishing rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.
English poet William Wordsworth visits the ruins of Tintern Abbey.
Henry Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union army at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting in New York City.
The Great Eastern begins a two week voyage to complete a 12-year effort to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic between Britain and the United States.
The Congress of Berlin divides the Balkans among European powers.
Frank Sinatra records his first song, “From the Bottom of My Heart,” with the Harry James Band.
Britain and the Soviet Union sign a mutual aid pact, providing the means for Britain to send war materiel to the Soviet Union.
In Geneva, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and France reach an accord on Indochina, dividing Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.
The Army of Morocco executes 10 leaders accused of leading a revolt.

Museum discovers lost wines almost as old as the country itself

A restoration project at Liberty Hall Museum's wine cellar unearthed spirits 221 years old that had been shipped to the sleepy Elizabethtown cottage shortly after the American Revolution. 
During the six-month revamp, the museum discovered almost three cases of Madeira wine from 1796 and about 42 demijohns from the 1820s.

Millennials Are the Biggest Public Library Visitors

You Get Stressed If You Don't Rest

High-Cholesterol Foods Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Wingnuts in Several States Are Lowering the Minimum Wage

Wingnut Cuts Would Devastate Social Programs

Marijuana Myth-Busting Studies That the Mainstream Media Isn't Picking up On

Making the Case that Drug Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

US's richest boarding school showed anti-gay video

A former student at a Pennsylvania high school claims he was forced to watch anti-gay propaganda after teachers discovered him watching homosexual porn.
Adam Dobson, who attended the The Milton Hershey School from 2010 to 2013, claimed in federal court that the private boarding school forced ‘anti-gay therapy’ on him, prompting him to attempt suicide during his time there.

How much is race a factor in college admissions?

Man arrested for threatening to attack Ariana Grande concert in Costa Rica

A 22-year-old man suspected of making threats against an Ariana Grande concert in Costa Rica was detained Sunday, local media reported.

The man of Colombian origin was detained in the Costa Rican capital San Jose for allegedly making threats against the concert by the 24-year-old American singer on the organizer's website, La Nacion newspaper reported, citing local police.

Police Department Fatally Shot Three People of Color in the Month of June Alone

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state.

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas – a key driver of climate change.

Beef Farmer Had a Change of Heart and Sent His Cows to a Sanctuary

Five most popular pets other than cats and dogs

As people have started adopting more unusual and exotic pets other than cats or dogs, illegal pet or wildlife trade has been on the rise. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, illegal wildlife trade is "estimated to be a multibillion-dollar business involving the unlawful harvest of and trade in live animals and plants or parts and products derived from them. Wildlife is traded as skins, leather goods or souvenirs; as food or traditional medicine; as pets, and in many other forms."

Teen camper wakes up after hearing a 'crunching' noise

A teen staffer at Colorado camp said he fought off a bear on Sunday after he woke up to find the animal was biting his head and trying to drag him away.

Animal Pictures