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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Today in History

In the Roanoke Island colony, Ellinor and Ananias Dare become parents of a baby girl whom they name Virginia, the first English child born in what would become the United States.
John White, the leader of 117 colonists sent in 1587 to Roanoke Island (North Carolina) to establish a colony, returns from a trip to England to find the settlement deserted. No trace of the settlers is ever found.
After invading Denmark and capturing Sweden, Charles XII of Sweden forces Frederick IV of Denmark to sign the Peace of Travendal.
The French fleet is destroyed by the British under “Old Dreadnought” Boscawen at the Battle of Lagos Bay.
Poet and artist William Blake marries Catherine Sophia Boucher.
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart‘s headquarters is raided by Union troops of the 5th New York and 1st Michigan cavalries.
Union General William T. Sherman sends General Judson Kilpatrick to raid Confederate lines of communication outside Atlanta. The raid is unsuccessful.
Prussian forces defeat the French at the Battle of Gravelotte during the Franco-Prussian War.
Adolph Ochs takes over the New York Times, saying his aim is to give “the news, all the news, in concise and attractive form, in language that is permissible in good society, and give it early, if not earlier, than it can be learned through any other medium.”
Germany declares war on Russia while President Woodrow Wilson issues his Proclamation of Neutrality.
Tennessee becomes the thirty-sixth state to ratify the nineteenth amendment granting women’s suffrage, completing the three-quarters necessary to put the amendment into effect.
The first cross-country women’s air derby begins. Louise McPhetridge Thaden wins first prize in the heavier-plane division, while Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie finishes first in the lighter-plane category.
The film The Wizard of Oz opens in New York City.
Japan sends a crack army to Guadalcanal to repulse the U.S. Marines fighting there.
The Royal Air Force Bomber Command completes the first major strike against the German missile development facility at Peenemunde.
James Meredith, the first African American to attend University of Mississippi, graduates.
Operation Starlite marks the beginning of major U.S. ground combat operations in Vietnam.
Australian troops repulse a Viet Cong attack at Long Tan.
Two concert goers die at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, one from an overdose of heroin, the other from a burst appendix.
Hank Aaron makes his 1,378th extra-base hit, surpassing Stan Musial’s record.
Luna 24, the USSR’s final major lunar exploration mission, soft-lands on moon.
Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini demands a “Saint War” against Kurds.
Pete Rose sets a record with his 13,941st plate appearance.
Ohio nurse Donald Harvey is sentenced to triple life terms for poisoning 24 patients.
The wingnut coven in New Orleans nominates the George H.W. Bush-Dan Quayle ticket.
A group of hard-line communist leaders unhappy with the drift toward the collapse of the Soviet Union seize control of the government in Moscow and place President Mikhail S. Gorbachev under house arrest
Historic Kapellbrücke (chapel bridge) in Luzern, Switzerland, burns, destroying 147 of its decorative paintings. It was built in 1365.
Dennis Rader, the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) killer receives 10 consecutive life sentences. He had terrorized Wichita, Kansas, murdering 10 people between 1974 and 1991.
Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, is found handcuffed, blindfolded and dead following his abduction three days earlier. He had championed crackdowns on organized crime and police corruption.
Gold hits a record price of $1,826 per ounce.

Heather Heyer's Mom: 'If I Have To Give Her Up, We're Going To Make It Count!'

Heather Heyer's Mom: 'If I Have To Give Her Up, We're Going To Make It Count!'

‘Unite against fascism’

The female members of the anti-ISIL YPG militia in Syria were already badass enough — but their response to the killing of Heather Heyer by neo-Nazi James Fields, Jr. solidified their status.

‘Stand for what is right’

By a 7 to 1 vote, the Greensboro City Council decided to admit they were sorry for an incident that occurred nearly 40 years ago but was remarkably similar to events this weekend’s riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Nazi Genetics

The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only “86 percent European, and … 14 percent Sub-Saharan African.”

I Was in Charlottesville When the Nazis Moved In ...

Neo-Nazi Circle Jerk in Charlottesville Was Even More Terrifying on the Ground

‘I’m glad she died’

Justin Moore, a man who identified himself a the Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux Klan claimed Heather Heyer deserved to die.

KKK leader tells Univision reporter Ilia Calderón ‘to me, you’re a nigger’

Univision Nightly Newscast anchor Ilia Calderón endured racial slurs while trying to interview a KKK leader in North Carolina.

Wingnut Website Removes Writings of Neo-Nazi Circle Jerk Organizer

Charlottesville Nazi Cries Like A Baby At Prospect Of Arrest

Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

Texas measures criticized as being discriminatory for limiting transgender people’s access to bathrooms in schools and public buildings died on Tuesday, as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

Video shows Minneapolis police watching as bouncer punches handcuffed man

Minneapolis police said Tuesday they have been investigating a video which appears to show an incident from early Sunday morning in which two uniformed officers watch as a bouncer punching a handcuffed man lying face down. The video is said to be filmed outside a downtown strip club named Augie's Bourbon Street Cabaret.

Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

U.S. Wind and Solar Boom Helped Prevent 12,700 Deaths in a Single Year

Archaeologists uncover villa from ancient Rome

Archaeologists have uncovered new pieces of an ancient Roman villa as well as artifacts that are telling them more about both this particular site and the economic system of Sicily as a whole.
The University of South Florida reported that a team excavating the 5,400-square-foot Roman villa called Durrueli, near the coastal town of Realmonte on the Italian island Sicily, finding new sections of the estate and clues about what happened within its walls.

NASA mission to Venus will explore weird atmosphere

NASA is on a mission to unlock the mysteries of the Venus atmosphere, sending a tiny satellite to Earth’s inward neighbor to investigate its clouds.
Scientists are trying to understand the how the atmosphere interacts with ultraviolet light because they have noticed a strange effect: According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, something in the cloud tops absorbs light in this spectrum. They can see this when they view Venus across different wavelengths.

Vegetarian dinosaur could explain split in evolution

When archaeologists discovered the fossilized remains of Chilesaurus diegosuarezi in southern Chile, they were perplexed.
The dinosaur had a unique mix of features, some of which belonged to the theropod group of dinosaurs—mostly carnivorous beasts that included Tyrannosaurus rex —but also other characteristics that placed it outside that classification, such as flat, leaf-shaped teeth that indicated a vegetarian diet.
Vegetarian dinosaur could explain split in evolution

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