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Today in History

By the Treaty of Abo, Sweden cedes southeast Finland to Russia, ending Sweden’s failed war with Russia.
Napoleon Bonaparte‘s army defeats the Russians at the Battle of Smolensk during the Russian retreat to Moscow.
The first steam ship to cross the Atlantic entirely on its own power, the Canadian ship Royal William, begins her journey from Nova Scotia to The Isle of Wight.
Union gunboats attack Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, for the first time.
Marine Raiders attack Makin Island in the Gilbert Islands from two submarines.
Allied forces complete the conquest of Sicily.
The mayor of Paris, Pierre Charles Tattinger, meets with the German commander Dietrich von Choltitz to protest the explosives being deployed throughout the city.
Upon hearing confirmation that Japan has surrendered, Sukarno proclaims Indonesia’s independence.
American Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty at his Moscow trial for spying over the Soviet Union in a U-2 plane.
Three Americans complete the first crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon.
93-year-old Rudolf Hess, former Nazi leader and deputy of Adolf Hitler, is found hanged to death in Spandau Prison.
Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq is killed in an airplane crash suspected of being an assassination.
President Bill Clinton admits to the American public that he had affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake near Izmit, Turkey kills over 17,000 and injures nearly 45,000.
Israel begins the first forced evacuation of Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank, as part of a unilateral disengagement plan.
Moscow’s top court upholds a ban of gay pride events in Russia’s capital city for 100 years.

Could the Dust in Your House Make You Gain Weight?

We Would Need 1.7 Earths to Sustain Humanity's Current Rate of Resource Consumption

Total solar eclipses of the past and future

Residents in just 10 states—and the many travelers making the trip for the rare chance to view a rare phenomenon—will see the upcoming total solar eclipse in its full totality. But in the years to come, other areas across the country will be blacked out by this celestial alignment.  

Don't Privatize the Afghan War—Just End It

How the threat of war affects our mental health

Distressing world events, whether near or far, can take a toll on mental health. Violent clashes at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, and the threat of nuclear missile launches by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un are just two of the latest developments that—in addition to their direct harm—also addle our daily lives.  

Anonymous declares war on the alt-right

The Anonymous hacktivist collective has declared the launch of a new operation against white supremacists and the alt-right right following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

NC Woman Confronts Her Neighbor For Flying Nazi Flag

In wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, one North Carolina woman was inspired to speak out against someone flying a Nazi flag she saw in Mount Holly in Gaston County.

Police Stood by as Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville

Fox 'News' Went to Obscene Lengths to Avoid Reporting on the Charlottesville

Apparently Hegseth Runs The Nazi Public Relations Division At Fox 'News'

‘Not racist’ Dumbass Trump sycophant fired from job

‘Not racist’ Dumbass Trump sycophant fired from job after sending comedian unhinged rant about ‘warefafe loving niggers’

Neo-Nazi chased from community pool

While white nationalists and neo-Nazis were marching and battling with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, a lone neo-Nazi wandered into an aquatic center near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

‘Daily Stormer’ website sending Nazis to harass funeral of woman killed by white supremacist in Charlottesville

The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer is taking a page out of the Westboro Baptist Cult playbook by sending self-described Nazis to the funeral of a woman who was killed by a white nationalist.

Neo-Nazi Site 'Daily Stormer' Finally Booted Off GoDaddy and Google for Inciting Charlottesville Violence

Neo-Nazi group moves to 'Dark Web' after website goes down

Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, which helped organize a gathering in Virginia on Saturday that turned violent, moved to the so-called Dark Web on Tuesday because its registration to use the open internet was revoked.
GoDaddy Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google canceled Daily Stormer’s Internet registration on Monday, saying the group had violated terms of service, which prohibit clients from using their sites to incite violence.

Man who exposed Charlottesville racists receives death threats

Logan Smith, the 30-year-old man behind the @YesYoureRacist Twitter account, has been receiving death threats for his work exposing the identities of people who attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this past weekend.
In an interview with the News and Observer, Smith said that white nationalists have gone after both him and his family ever since he started trying to identify white nationalists who were photographed at the Charlottesville demonstration.

Identities of the Charlottesville White Nationalist Marchers Revealed

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