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Today In History

The Great Fire of London is extinguished after two days.
After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.
Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the National Convention in France.
US Navy lieutenant Richard Somers and members of his crew are buried at Tripoli; they died when the USS Intrepid exploded while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.
Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig, is published. It is the first U.S. novel by an African-American woman.
The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.
The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West’s most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.
The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.
Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.
Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.
Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.
Leopold Sedar Senghor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.
Charges are brought against US lieutenant William Calley in the March 1968 My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.
“Black September,” a Palestinian terrorist group takes 11 Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympic Games in Munich; by midnight all hostages and all but 3 terrorists are dead.
Ford evades an assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.
Hanns-Martin Schleyer, a German business executive who headed a powerful organization and had been an SS officer during WW2, is abducted by the left-wing extremist group Red Army Faction, who execute him on Oct. 18.
Voyager 1 space probe launched.
Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat begin discussions on a peace process, at Camp David, Md.
The world’s longest tunnel opens; Switzerland’s St. Gotthard Tunnel stretches 10.14 miles (16.224 km) from Goschenen to Airolo.
The Space Shuttle Discovery lands afters its maiden voyage.
Hurricane Fran comes ashore near Cape Fear, No. Car. It will kill 27 people and cause more than $3 billion in damage.

'Phone Separation Anxiety'

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Looking for the best travel deals? Here's where to go—and when.

Burning Man attendee dies after jumping into flames

A Burning Man participant who ran into the flames of a burning effigy Saturday night after running past the security ring was pronounced dead Sunday morning.
He was identified as 41-year-old Aaron Joel Mitchell — a US citizen who lived in Switzerland with his wife.

Heat, Smoke And Fire

Record Heat Wave On West Coast
Heat, Smoke And Fire: Record Heat Wave On West Coast

New cancer drug priced at $475K raises questions about pricing

The $475,000 price tag is much less than Wall Street expected and might disappoint some investors who hoped for a premium on such a complex drug.

“Like my pants were on fire”

A New York woman has filed a lawsuit against airline JetBlue, because, she says, in 2014 her butt was seriously burned by tea during a flight to Las Vegas, and the airline failed to show proper concern until she pulled down her pants and revealed the damage.

Things you need to know about the mindset of white supremacists

Or the lack thereof ...
The era of the loud and proud white racist is upon us.

Memo to White Feminists ...

A college student’s first week of school ended in her brutal murder

Pennsylvania police have recovered the body of missing Temple University student Jenna Burleigh at a property more than 150 miles from where she was last seen in Philadelphia.
Her body was found in Wayne County, on property belonging to the grandmother of suspect Joshua Hupperterz, 29, a former Temple student who last took classes in the spring.

NY property manager arrested for stalking and harassing female resident

Neal Milano, a property manager who became notorious for hanging up Nazi posters in the lobby of his 47-unit condominium in Queens, has been arrested for stalking and harassing a female resident.

'This resonates with people all over'

Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse whose arrest for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient was depicted in a shocking viral video, spoke out about her case on NBC’s Today on Monday.

Police chief applauds ‘heroic’ Utah nurse

Writing on the Rigby Police Department official Facebook page, the police chief of the small town thanked the “heroic” nurse who refused to turn over blood to a bullying cop

Immigration Horror Stories ...

Dumbass Trump’s EPA lashes out at journalists who exposed Houston toxic risk

A statement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) attacked the two Associated Press journalists who revealed on Saturday that multiple highly toxic “Superfund” sites had not been assessed for risks in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Wingnut media rushes to blame Harvey on acceptance of LGBTQ Americans

LGBTQ Americans have caused the country billions of dollars in structural damage, killed dozens of people, and displaced thousands more from their homes, according to the evangelical figures who believe gay people caused Hurricane Harvey.
We just wonder why it took them so long to do so ... usually they're even quicker pull this idiotic impossible canard out of their collective asses.

Houston’s lesbian ex-mayor hilariously shuts down Coulter

Lunatic wingnut provocateur — and increasingly poorly selling author — Coulter is having to result to cruder and more stupefyingly hateful antics to get attention.

Invasive Species ...

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