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Today in History

Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon’s Rebellion came in response to the governor’s repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.
Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.
Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops.
The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.
The Austro-Hungarian army is called into the city of Agram to restore the peace as Serbs and Croats clash.
Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College.
Alberta and Saskatchewan become Canadian provinces.
Bulgaria declares war on Romania as the First World War expands.
An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.
Germany invades Poland, beginning World War II in Europe.
A federal judge in Sacramento, Cal., upholds the government’s detention of Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals as a war measure.
Australia, New Zealand and the United States sign the ANZUS Treaty, a mutual defense pact.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi seizes power in Libya following a coup.
Dr. Hugh Scott of Washington, D.C. becomes the first African-American superintendent of schools in a major U.S. city.
America’s Bobby Fischer beats Russia’s Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland, to become world chess champion.
The US spacecraft Pioneer 11 makes the first-ever flyby of Saturn.
The wreck of the Titanic is found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition.
On National Day, Vietnam releases 5,000 prisoners, including political dissidents.
Armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in the Beslan school hostage crisis in North Ossetia, Russia.

Ways Foreign Tourists Disrespect the Cultures They're Visiting

FDA Says Ecstasy Is ‘Breakthrough' Drug For PTSD Patients

Forgotten Law Case Could Bring an End to Amazon's Control of Whole Foods

Best Buy apologizes for ‘big mistake’ of price-gouging Texans for water

A Texas Best Buy was selling cases of Dasani water for almost $43.

Teenager fatally stabbed classmate because he 'liked the idea of killing'

A Brazilian teenager stabbed one of his classmates to death Wednesday because he wanted to experience killing someone, reported Brazilian police.

Teen shooter in New Mexico attack sought religion to ease troubled past

 A teenager who killed two people and wounded four others in a shooting at a small-town New Mexico library had a troubled past ...
Teen shooter in New Mexico attack sought religion to ease troubled past
Didn't work now did it.

Do Most People See Men as 'More American' Than Women?

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records Detailing Immigrant Sexual Abuse and Deaths in Its Custody

Alarming Revelations About White Supremacists in the Aftermath of Charlottesville

Pepe the Frog creator battles alt-right use of cartoon

The creator of Pepe the Frog—a cartoon character hijacked as a mascot by white nationalists—has successfully forced the withdrawal of an alt-right children’s book that depicted Pepe as an Islamophobe.

Child of Minnesota lesbian couple threatened by neighbor

A lesbian couple in St. Peter, Minnesota are badly shaken after receiving an anonymous letter threatening their lives and the life of their daughter ...

The Media Is Busy Creating a Non-Existant Left-Wing 'Threat'

Murder trial unmasks Germans who believe the Reich never ended

The trial of a man accused of murdering a police officer in Bavaria has brought renewed attention to the so-called “Reichsb├╝rger”, a mixed bag of far-right ideologues, tax dodgers and oddballs who reject the authority of the modern German state. 
Murder trial unmasks Germans who believe the Reich never ended

‘Day of the rope is coming’

Racist and anti-Semitic signs threatening lynching were posted at a predominantly black cult in Virginia.

KKK Hoods and Urine-Proof Sheets in Dumbass Trump Tower Gift Shop

The Ku Klux Klan is history

When Dumbass Trump repeatedly equated the far-right activists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia with the anti-fascist counter-protesters, the media’s reaction was swift and clear. The next covers of both the New Yorker and The Economist featured cartoons of Dumbass Trump and a Ku Klux Klan hood. In one, the president guides a ship of state with a sail shaped like a hood; in the other, he shouts into a megaphone designed to look like the infamous white headpiece.

Study reveals ancient whales were ferocious predators

Millions of years ago, whales looked very different from the gentle giants we know today. They were comparatively small (about three to five meters long, or 10-16 feet) and had a battery of formidable teeth.

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