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Today in History

Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge.
Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.
The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.
Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.
U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.
Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.
Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” makes her American debut at New York’s Castle Garden Theater.
A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
The battleship Connecticut, launched in New York, introduces a new era in naval construction.
The “Star Spangled Banner” is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
American troops enter Luxembourg.
Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.
Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.
In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
Israel completes its unilateral disengagement of all Israeli civilians and military from the Gaza Strip.
Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the “Father of All Bombs,” it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.
The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is attacked and burned down; 4 Americans are killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.

Woman manages to give birth despite being set on fire hours earlier

In an apparent incident of domestic violence, a pregnant woman was set on fire.
According to ABC7, the Maryland woman came running from her home screaming and on fire. Her neighbors rushed to help put her out, but the stress may have caused her to go into labor.
Reports reveal that despite burns, the woman was able to give birth successfully and the child is healthy and fine. The mother is in critical condition, however.

How Canadian Mounties Will Come to the Rescue of American Workers

The gig economy is nothing new ...

While it might seem that long-established ways of working are being disrupted, history shows us that the one person, one career model is a relatively recent phenomenon. Prior to industrialization in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living. Looking to the past uncovers some of the challenges, benefits and consequences of a gig economy.
The diaries of three men in 18th-century Britain that I have found give a fascinating insight into how middle class people – the supposed beneficiaries of today’s gig economy – made multiple employments work.

Eight foods that (nearly) last forever

The news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was found by the Antarctic Heritage Trust and “smelled edible”, raises the question: are there other foods that have similar staying power? The answer is, yes, several.

‘Gluten-free water’

The food labeling craze coupled with banner headlines about the dangers of gluten, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and hormones are leading to increasingly absurd results.
For example, you can now buy “premium” water that’s not only free of GMOs and gluten but certified kosher and organic. Never mind that not a single drop of water anywhere contains either property or is altered in any way by those designations.
While some labels provide useful information that is not readily detectable by consumers, others contain misleading claims that exploit a knowledge gap with consumers and take advantage of their willingness to pay a premium for so-called process labels. For example, details on a product’s country of origin are helpful; labeling a bottle of water “gluten free” and “non-GMO” much less so.

Monsanto Is Devastating Thousands of Farms Across 20 States

Why Can't Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Get Bank Accounts?

Making Rape Victims' Sexual History Fair Play in Campus Hearings

DeVos cares more about rapists than victims

Prosecutor indicted on 17 counts of misconduct

An Illinois special prosecutor has been put on administrative duties after being indicted on 17 charges of misconduct for a “vigilante” police force set up to target marijuana.

Holy Freeloading!

Have you ever thought about starting a new religion or perhaps a hometown franchise of an old one? Perhaps you’re just looking for a career ladder in a religious enterprise that already exists. No? Maybe you should. Religion is big business.

Alt-righters pushing horrid theory Heather Heyer died of weight-related heart attack

Even Dumbass Trump has condemned James Fields, Jr., the Nazi-obsessed attacker, but the so-called "alt-right" is they're trying to absolve his guilt with conspiracy theories.

The violence of the ’60s is nothing like what we are about to face

“This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those memorable words were uttered by Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell, who proved to be off by almost 50 years.

New York City paramedic threatened after firehouse noose incident

“You better watch your back when you start your car up,” one threat read.

Racist heckler confuses Sikh man for Muslim during unhinged Sharia law rant

Racist heckler confuses Sikh man for Muslim during unhinged Sharia law rant

Tracking the history of the universe's expansion

A brand new radio telescope in Canada just started searching space for digitized signals that can help the instruments measure the expansion of the universe. The telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, uses the digitized signals it collects to create a three dimensional map of hydrogen density to measure the expansion of the universe, according to the CHIME website.

How many alien planets can see Earth?

Several planets in other solar systems are in an excellent position to view Earth crossing in front of the sun during its orbit, meaning if those exoplanets contain extraterrestrial intelligence, the aliens there could have discovered Earth in their skies much like we discover exoplanets in our own.

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