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Today in History

Maximilian succeeds his father Frederick III as Holy Roman Emperor.
Sigismund III is chosen to be the king of Poland.
Five women are hanged in Salem, Massachusetts after being convicted of the crime of witchcraft. Fourteen more people are executed that year and 150 others are imprisoned.
Gustavus III of Sweden eliminates the rule of parties and establishes an absolute monarchy.
Americans under Major Henry Lee take the British garrison at Paulus Hook, New Jersey.
The USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” during the battle off Nova Scotia that saw her defeat the HMS Guerriere.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) lands in France.
38 million Germans vote to make Adolf Hitler the official successor to President von Hindenburg.
Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is shot by Franco’s troops after being forced to dig his own grave.
A raid on Dieppe, France by British and Canadian commandos is repulsed by the German Army.
In an effort to prevent a communist uprising in Paris, Charles De Gualle begins attacking German forces all around the city.
Edith Sampson becomes the first African-American representative to the United Nations.
The first balloon flight to exceed 100,000 feet takes off from Crosby, Minnesota.
US forces destroy a Viet Cong stronghold near Van Tuong, in South Vietnam.
US Ambassador to Cyrus Rodger P. Davies is assassinated by a sniper of the Greek Cypriot paramilitary group EOKA-B during a demonstration outside the embassy in Nicosia.
Ford, who had become Pretender of the United States after Nixon resigned, wins the wingnut cabal’s pretender nomination at Kansas City convention.
The Hungerford Massacre takes place in the UK; armed with semi-automatic rifles and a handgun Michael Ryan kills 16 people before committing suicide. In response, Parliament passed the Firearms (Amendment) Act of 1988 banning ownership of certain classes of firearms.
A cease fire begins in the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq.
Communist hard-liners place President Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest in an attempted coup that failed two days later.
A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
The Shmuel Hanavi bus bombing occurs: a suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, some of them children, and wounds 130. Islamist militant group Hamas claims responsibility for the attack.
Google Inc. stock begins selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market, with an initial price of $85; the stock ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded.
A supercell weather pattern hits Toronto: a series of thunderstorms spawns several tornadoes and causes flash floods in Southern Ontario. Losses exceed $500 million Canadian dollars, the highest ever in the province.
Operation Iraqi Freedom ends; the last US combat brigade, 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leave the country. Six brigades remain to train Iraqi troops.

How Much Fish Is It Safe To Eat Per Week?

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What to know before your next sushi order.

The Top 2 Reasons Why Millennials Cheat On Their Partners

Natalee Holloway disappearance

Twelve years after she mysteriously vanished, new leads are still emerging in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Natalee’s father announced Wednesday during an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show” that new human remains were found in Aruba and were being tested to determine if they were Natalee’s.

Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas

A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said.
James Bradley Jr., 60, was given a five-count indictment that included charges of transportation of undocumented aliens resulting in death and conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death. If convicted on these charges, he could face up to life in prison or death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said.

How Can Working People Protect Their Incomes as the Robots Increasingly Take Over?

These 5 Common Phrases You Might Use At Work Are Actually Highly Offensive

Why Is the Justice Department Targeting an Online Audience of Over 1 Million Anarchists?

'They Degraded Me'

Just How Many Neo-Nazis Are There in the U.S., Anyway?

One is TOO Many!

Four things the average citizen can do to counter hate after Charlottesville

On Saturday, a white nationalist circle jerk erupted into deadly violence as a car plowed into a crowd. On Tuesday, Dumbass Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence, in effect equating neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counter-protesters speaking out against racism.
Four things the average citizen can do to counter hate after Charlottesville

Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists

The wave of internet crackdowns against white nationalists and neo-Nazis reflected a rapidly changing mindset among Silicon Valley firms on how far they are willing to go to police hate speech.…

Things to Know About the Mindset of the Neo-Nazis

'Patently false’

Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott defended white nationalists by claiming that racism is not part of the movement.

Eclipse will bring out more weird behavior in humans than in animals

“A Chow pup ran frightened under a shed and could not be coaxed out,” reads an observation recorded during a total solar eclipse in 1932. The observation is one of hundreds collected during the eclipse that year on the behavior of animals during the rare event. When day suddenly turns to night during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, most animals aside from humans won’t have any idea what is transpiring. Some animals, primarily those that reside outside, will notice the change but pets that live indoors likely won’t even notice the eclipse.

‘It’s alive!’

‘It’s alive!’ Well, almost: Frankenstein monster may be missing dinosaur link
Well, almost: Frankenstein monster may be missing dinosaur link
A hole in the historic record of dinosaurs may have just been filled thanks to the finding of a new species that  experts are calling a “Frankenstein’s monster.” The odd beast had the looks of … Read more

Marine scientists fear for right whales after unprecedented deaths

The death of the 13 North Atlantic right whales in the past few months has raised concern over the future of the endangered species, only around 500 of which exist in the world.
The latest death was reported from about 160 miles east of Cape Cod by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday.

Baby dolphin dies after tourists pull it from ocean for selfies

A baby dolphin died Friday after several beachgoers in Spain pulled it from the water to touch and take selfies with it, according to the Washington Post. Beachgoers reportedly discovered the dolphin stranded on the beach, but they didn't immediately report their finding to local law enforcement.

Animal Pictures