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Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Today in History

Constantine’s three sons, already Caesars, each take the title of Augustus. Constantine II and Constans share the west while Constantius II takes control of the east.
William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, dies in Rouen while conducting a war which began when the French king made fun of him for being fat.
King James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by English troops at the Battle of Flodden.
Pope Sixtus V deprives Henry of Navarre of his rights to the French crown.
The term “United States” is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the “United Colonies.”
George Washington calls for the abolition of slavery.
French Royalists take control of Arles and barricade themselves inside the town.
Parliament passes the Municipal Corporations Act, reforming city and town governments in England.
California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.
The Union Army of the Cumberland passes through Chattanooga as they chase after the retreating Confederates. The Union troops will soon be repulsed at the Battle of Chickamauga.
The Berne International Copyright Convention takes effect.
An airmail route opens between London and Windsor.
A German zeppelin bombs London for the first time, causing little damage.
The Radio Corporation of America creates the National Broadcasting Co.
A Japanese float plane, launched from a submarine, makes its first bombing run on a U.S. forest near Brookings, Oregon.
Allied troops land at Salerno, Italy and encounter strong resistance from German troops.
Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show; cameras focus on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans—including Ed Sullivan—thought unfit for a family show.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
Hurricane Betsy, the first hurricane to exceed $1 billion in damages (unadjusted), makes its second landfall, near New Orleans.
Canada’s Official Languages Act takes effect, making French equal to English as a language within the nation’s government.
U.S. Marines launch Operation Dubois Square, a 10-day search for North Vietnamese troops near Da Nang.
The Attica Prison Riot takes place; the 4-day riot leaves 39 dead.
Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung dies in Beijing at age 82.
The Sri Lankan Army massacres 184 civilians of the Tamil minority in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
Tajikistan declares independence from the USSR.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
Two al Qaeda assassins kill Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.
A car bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.

'Vampire Disease'

Sensitivity to sunlight, a thirst for blood, and a nearly corpse-like complexion are the classic signs of a vampire; they're also the signs of a genetic blood disease known as erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), as a new study calls the condition. Although the disease itself is not new, researchers for the first time have identified the specific genetic mutation they believe is behind much of vampire lore.

Trigger Happy With Toxins

Campus Cannabis

Texas Popeye’s employees brawl with customers

Texas Popeye’s employees brawl with customers after pregnant manager assaulted

‘Doesn’t get much worse’

A Wisconsin couple are in custody after police received a tip that they were keeping a 9-year-old girl captive in a chained and locked dog kennel, reports WLS.

'Divided by Deportation'

DACA Kids Are the Young People Most Parents Want Their Children to Be

Taking Turns Embarrassing Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Absurd Attempts to Equate Wingnut Terrorists With Progressive Groups

Family Welcomed to Kansas Neighborhood with Racist Vandalism

Tulsa man runs over sleeping homeless people in deadly truck rampage

Dumbass Trump-loving Tulsa man runs over sleeping homeless people in deadly truck rampage

‘Why aren’t you with your own breed?’

‘Why aren’t you with your own breed?’: Woman’s hateful racist meltdown caught on video

InfoWars 'Reporter' Brutally Owned by Young Girl During Street Interview

‘You’re a fucking idiot’: InfoWar 'reporter' stunned after he’s brutally mocked by young girl

Wingnuts Will Say Anything To Keep Denying Global Warming

Sun unleashes biggest solar flare for over a decade

NASA has recorded the biggest solar flare for 12 years as the sun unleashed an X-Class flare on September 6. The flare, which peaked at 8.02am EDT, caused a radio blackout following the “shock arrival” of radiation from the sun.

Secret life of plants, animals and unknown species

A secret world of animals and plants — including unknown species — may live in warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers, scientists said Friday.
The caves, hollowed out by steam from active volcanoes, are light and could reach temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit), researchers said, raising the possibility of a whole ecosystem of flora and fauna deep beneath the frozen surface.

'Zombie' coyotes seen in Chicago suburbs

Reported sightings in the Chicago suburbs of sick-looking canines could be so-called zombie coyotes.
The wild animals are believed to be suffering from a contagious disease called sarcoptic mange, and the ghoulish nickname comes from the condition's effects on behavior and appearance, including fur loss and skin problems.

Animal Pictures