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Today in History

Otto organizes his nobles and defeats the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.
King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin.
French troops are defeated by Emmanuel Philibert’s Spanish army at St. Quentin, France.
Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.
The Swedish warship Vasa capsizes and sinks in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage.
Louis XVI of France frees the last remaining serfs on royal land.
William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term “Old Glory” in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.
The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson.
Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sends his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman‘s supply lines.
The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War.
Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers.
The National Military Establishment is renamed the Department of Defense.
President Harry S. Truman calls the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean War.
English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires with a world-record total of 4,870 victories, later broken by Johnny Longden of the United States. Richards was the first jockey ever to be knighted.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held at Massena, New York.
NASA launches Discoverer 13, a satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.
Rocker Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on “lewd & lascivious behavior charges.” Although convicted and sentenced to jail, he was free on bond while his case was being appealed when he died in Paris, July 3, 1971.
David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Nixon.
The US and Panama sign the Panama Canal Zone accord, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.
The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.
For the first time ever, temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit when thermometers hit 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius)  at Kent.
All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes after Scotland Yard disrupts a a major terrorist plot involving liquid explosives. After a few weeks, the toiletries ban was modified.

Why Are So Many Pot Shops in Poor Neighborhoods?

Trying to get rid of Overtime Pay

Tissue nanotransfection

Does the idea of a device healing serious wounds or an entire organ in a human body with a single touch seem too far-fetched? Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have inched closer to making the possibility a reality.

How to Fix Our Health Care Mess

Are your parents to blame for your psychological problems?

Psychologist Sigmund Freud famously proposed that our personal development is pretty much determined by events in our early childhood. While many of his ideas are now outdated, some modern psychological theories also suggest that childhood experiences play an important role in shaping our lives.

Babies Are Losing Sleep—And Touch Screens Are to Blame

Some students make time for hangovers

Headache and nausea aside, the morning after an evening of drinking can be filled with regret, anxiety and misery. But it can also be a time of humor, story-telling and emotional bonding.
This is what we found in a recent study examining the experiences of university students with hangovers. We asked them about their attitudes to being hungover – and the psychological and social effects on their lives.

Wheelchair-bound teen being thrown to floor on school bus

Video shows wheelchair-bound teen being thrown to floor on school bus

Priest accused of groping girl a month after being ordained

The Diocese of Paterson has revoked the cult assignment of a newly-ordained priest accused of putting his hand under a teenage girl's skirt and touching her buttocks.
The Rev. Marcin Nurek, 37, was ordained into the priesthood on July 1 and had been expected to start Aug. 15 as Parochial Vicar of Saint Catherine of Siena Cult in Mountain Lakes.

The Supreme Court Made It Harder for States to Ban Sex Offenders From Social Media

Arizona woman sentenced to death for murder of 10-year-old cousin

An Arizona woman was sentenced to death on Monday for killing her 10-year-old cousin, who was locked inside a small storage bin as punishment for taking a Popsicle without permission.

Black drivers hit with racist abuse in white Philly neighborhood

Black drivers in Philadelphia say they’ve been targeted with racial slurs and nails in their tires after parking in a nearby white neighborhood.

‘Our civil rights are being violated’

After realizing that some of their listings in Charlottesville, Virginia were being rented out to white supremacists attending a rally headlined by Richard Spencer, Airbnb decided to cancel those accounts.

Google anti-diversity manifesto author identified -- and then fired

The author of a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” has been fired from the company as of Monday evening, according to Bloomberg. The ex-Google software engineer has been named as James Damore by Motherboard, who originally broke the story Saturday.

Wingnut Wisconsin Blogger Sinks Into Faux Outrage Over Pussy Hats

Right Wisconsin Blogger Sinks Into Faux Outrage Over Pussy Hats

Massive Impact Of Climate Change On The United States

Leaked Secret Government Report Shows Massive Impact Of Climate Change On The United States
While Dumbass Trump’s junta tries to censor climate change out of existence, the alarms keep sounding. You can bet Dumbass Trump will keep trying to suppress them.

A billion miles past Pluto

In less than two years, the New Horizons space probe is going to go whizzing by an object a billion miles further away from us than Pluto at speeds of up to 30,000 miles per hour. We know generally where that object—MU69, a cold dark object in the Kuiper Belt—will be thanks to telescope observations, otherwise we wouldn't be able to rendezvous with it at all, but like a blind date, we're not 100 percent sure what to expect. Details like the shape, exact size, color of the object and even if it has close neighbors all remain elusive.

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