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Today in History

Richard II is deposed.
Eric XIV, king of Sweden, is deposed after showing signs of madness.
John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel
The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.
Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.
Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
George Gershwin‘s opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland–a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.
The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.
The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women’s Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.
The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.
The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.
NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.
The 30 September Movement unsuccessfully attempts a coup against the Indonesian government; an anti-communist purge in the aftermath results in over 500,000 deaths.
Bechuanaland ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes the independent Republic of Botswana.
Pro baseball great Roberto Clemente hits his 3,000th—and final—hit of his career.
The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its first flight.
Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground transit system closes after 88 years.
Japan’s second-worst nuclear accident occurs at a uranium processing facility in Tokaimura, killing two technicians.
Earthquakes in Sumatra kill more than 1,115 people.

Americans Rate Their Worst Fears in New National Survey

Can You Handle Pepper X?

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Can You Handle Pepper X, Allegedly The Hottest Pepper In The World?
It's hotter than The Carolina Reaper, so have a gallon of milk handy

Trendy Vegetables to Try Right Now

Meet the Couple Whose Orgasms Can Last Up to 18 Hours

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Meet the Couple Whose Orgasms Can Last Up to 18 Hours
Scott and Melanie McClure practice an ancient technique for powerful, long-lasting experiences

Women Share What They Wish They'd Known Before Marriage

What women wish they knew about marriage before their weddings

You Probably Trust Your Computer Way More Than You Trust Your Girlfriend

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You Probably Trust Your Computer Way More Than You Trust Your Girlfriend
"We are more willing to spread out personal information across the web than we are to divulge facts to a person we are personally getting to know."

Things You Don't Know About Hugh Hefner

No matter how you felt about Hugh Hefner before his death, there's no denying he changed the publishing landscape forever. Over on Complex, you can read ten fascinating facts about the Playboy founder including surprising trivia like the fact that he started the magazine after working as a cartoonist for Esquire and his boss refused him a $5 raise. Or about how Playboy was almost named Stag Party, but he had to go another name because there was already a Stag magazine.
You can read more about Hugh here.

Experts confirm gender identity is biological

Experts confirm gender identity is biological and say insurers should cover trans health needs

‘Get out!’

Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria, the superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) on Thursday addressed cadets in a powerful speech about treating one another with “dignity and respect” after racial slurs were written outside five black Air Force cadet candidates’ dorm rooms.

‘You like that?’

‘You like that?’: St. Louis cops savagely beat handcuffed filmmaker while wife watched, suit says
Police leaders had initially boasted about owning the streets.

Immigrant dad who’s the caretaker of his disabled stepson will be deported

A young girl died after her mother claimed her phone was too ‘low on minutes’ to call 911

A Texas mother is facing nearly a century in prison after she allegedly failed to call 911 as her 4-year-old daughter was dying because her cell phone was “low on minutes.”

Not laughing with others could be an indicator of psychopathic tendencies

Not laughing with others could be an indicator of psychopathic tendencies

Vikings were not white supremacists

During the 19th century, Vikings were praised as prototypes and ancestor figures for European colonists. The idea took root of a Germanic master race, fed by crude scientific theories and nurtured by Nazi ideology in the 1930s.

Majority believe climate change responsible for storms

A majority of people believe climate change was responsible for the hurricanes that caused devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a new poll shows.

New Mexico Is Erasing Actual Science From Their Science Standards

New Mexico Is Erasing Actual Science From Their Science Standards
Facts should never be subject to political interpretation.

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