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Today in History

At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.
The town of Trimountaine in Massachusetts is renamed Boston. It became the state capital.
England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against France.
Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.
On the road to Moscow, Napoleon wins a costly victory over the Russians at Borodino.
The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname “Uncle Sam” occurs in the Troy Post.
Union General Phil Sheridan’s troops skirmish with the Confederates under Jubal Early outside Winchester, Virginia.
The James-Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota.
An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant.
The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round.
French aviator Roland Garros sets an altitude record of 13,200 feet.
The U.S. Congress passes the Workman’s Compensation Act.
Germany’s blitz against London begins during the Battle of Britain.
The Red Army pushes back the German line northwest of Stalingrad.
Nikita Krushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Integration of public schools begins in Washington D.C. and Maryland.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio.
Jockey Bill Shoemaker earns his 6,033rd win, breaking Johnny Longden’s record for most lifetime wins; Shoemaker’s record would stand for 29 years.
Panama and the US sign the Torrijos-Carter Treaties to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the US to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
Secret police agent Francesco Gullino assassinates Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London by firing a ricin pellet from a specially designed umbrella.
ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programing Network, debuts.
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black leader of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of South Africa).
Pilot and cosmonaut Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan to travel to outer space, returns to earth after 9 days aboard the Soviet space station Mir.
Hurricane Ivan damages 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada; 39 die in the Category 5 storm.
The US Government assumes conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two largest mortgage financing companies, during the subprime mortgage crisis.

Irma heading directly at Dumbass Trump’s $28 million Caribbean mansion

Dumbass Trump’s 5-acre estate with 8-foot walls is located directly on the beach. It is known as “Le Chateau des Palmiers” or “Castle of the Palms.”
Ma Nature hates Dumbass Trump just like every sane person on the planet!

Hurricane Irma can reach tornado wind speeds causing massive destruction

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm, setting records as the strongest storm on Earth in 2017.

Historic Hurricane Irma measures like an earthquake

Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever observed in the Atlantic basin, excluding the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. It's become so strong that it's even showing up on scales reserved for measuring earthquakes.

Women’s Health & Future Technologies

Considering that women represent half the global population, it’s a…

Is Napping Good Or Bad For You?

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Is Napping Good Or Bad For You?
Your need to nap may be genetic—or a symptom of health trouble

Utah hospital bars police ...

The University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City, will no longer allow police in patient-care areas nor to deal directly with nurses. The decision which was announced at a Monday press conference comes after an incident where a police officer grabbed and arrested a nurse who was trying to protect a patient’s rights.
Utah hospital bars police from patient areas after nurse grabbing incident

NY cop avoids prison despite admitting he raped teen

A New York judge expressed horror at letters written in support of a retired police officer who admitted to repeatedly raping a teenage girl — but he managed to avoid prison anyway.
Adam Mesiti pleaded guilty to third-degree rape of a 16-year-old, but the letters showed his friends and family still believed he was innocent and had already suffered enough, reported The Daily News.

Michigan pastor escapes charges for molesting woman during bizarre oil ritual

A Michigan pastor won’t face any criminal charges after a woman claimed he molested her during a cleansing ritual at her apartment.

Furious California man destroys 7-11 after being denied use of phone

Furious California man smashes out windows, destroys 7-11 after being denied use of phone

Unhinged Alabama fan punches woman ...

A shocking video filmed at this past weekend’s opening football game between Alabama and Florida State University shows a male Alabama fan viciously attacking a woman and tossing her to the ground.

A Brief History of Book Burning

Book burning has been used as a terroristic threat, a symbol of power, and a cultural cleansing since ancient times. In ancient times, when many books were the only copy in existence, book burning was often a sign of conquest. The conquering nation would destroy the accumulated knowledge of a conquered land in order to install their own culture. Destroying cultural knowledge became more difficult after the invention of the printing press, but book burning continued, as a symbol of preferred thought if nothing else. It was often a demonstration of crushing a dissension.
The unifying factor between all types of purposeful book-burners in the 20th century, Knuth says, is that the perpetrators feel like victims, even if they’re the ones in power. Perhaps the most infamous book burnings were those staged by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, who regularly employed language framing themselves as the victims of Jews. Similarly, when Mao Zedong took power in China and implemented the Cultural Revolution, any book that didn’t conform to party propaganda, like those promoting capitalism or other dangerous ideas, were destroyed. More recently, the Jaffna Public Library of Sri Lanka—home to nearly 100,000 rare books of Tamil history and literature—was burned by Sinhalese Buddhists. The Sinhalese felt their Buddhist beliefs were under threat by the Hinduism of Tamils, even though they outnumbered the Tamils.Even when the knowledge itself isn’t prevented from reaching the public, the symbolic weight of burning books is heavy. “Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them as to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are,” wrote John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, in his 1644 book Areopagitica. “Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature… but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself—” an idea that continues to be espoused in modern culture, like in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
Read accounts of book burning and its evolving purpose at Smithsonian.

'What is wrong with you?'

A 67-year-old white woman recently lashed out at the vocal white supremacy movement in America for proving they are “profound losers” by aligning with the Confederacy and Nazi Germany.
In an op-ed published by The Salt Lake Tribune last week, someone who described herself as a “67-year-old American white woman” takes on what appears to be a growing strain of racism in the U.S.
“What is wrong with you?” she asks. “People of European heritage are doing just fine in the world. They run most of the world’s institutions, hold much of the world’s wealth, replicate as frequently as other humans. You’re not in any danger here.”
The writer acknowledges that “the world is changing,” but she asserts that it is not an excuse for racist behavior.
“Going forward, tackling corporate control and climate change will need all of our attention, ideas and energy,” the woman notes. “Put down your Tiki torches and trite flags and get involved in some real work.”

Jewish Dumbass Trump sycophant admits spray-painting swastikas on his own house

Prior to police revelations that King faked the incident, it was revealed that King is both Jewish and a sycophant of Dumbass Trump.
The lengths wingnuts go to perpetuate their delusions ...

Dumbass Trump Abruptly Ends 'Dreamers' Program

The most terrifying consequence of Dumbass Trump’s DACA order

Now that Dumbass Trump has officially ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the information of its more than 800,000 recipients can be used against them.

Construction firms hoping to hire immigrants to rebuild Houston

While Dumbass Trump is threatening children of immigrants that were brought to the U.S. illegally, Texas is beginning to cleanup after Hurricane Harvey destroyed Houston.
There are more than 200,000 homes that were damaged by Harvey. It includes 13,500 that were completely destroyed. According to a Washington Post report, the need to rebuild quickly might come down to labor provided by undocumented immigrants.

ICE accused of torturing detainees at private prisons

“In Arizona and Colorado, and on the plane traveling between the two locations, ICE guards referred to the Iraqis as ‘camel jockey,’ ‘rag head,’ and ‘terrorist.’ Guards at GEO referred to one of our clients as ‘Al Qaeda.’"

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