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Today in HIstory

876 Charles the Bald is defeated at the Battle of Andernach.
1690 Belgrade is retaken by the Turks.
1840 King William I of Holland abdicates.
1855 Arrow, a ship flying the British flag, is boarded by Chinese who arrest the crew, thus beginning the Second Chinese War.
1862 The Union is victorious at the Battle of Perryville, the largest Civil War combat to take place in Kentucky.
1871 The Great Chicago Fire begins in southwest Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary. Fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people are killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings are destroyed.
1900 Maximilian Harden is sentenced to six months in prison for publishing an article critical of the German Kaiser.
1912 The First Balkan War begins as Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.
In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132 others, for which he will be awarded the Medal of Honor. On returning to his unit, York reports to his brigade commander, General Julian R. Lindsey. “Well York, I hear you have captured the whole damn German army,” Lindsey says. York replies: “No, sir. I got only 132.”
1919 The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives pass the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Bill.
1922 Lillian Gatlin becomes the first woman pilot to fly across the United States.
1932 The Indian Air Force is established.
1939 Nazi Germany annexes Western Poland.
1967 Guerrilla Che Guevara is captured in Bolivia.
1968 U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation SEALORDS (South East Asia Lake, Ocean, River and Delta Strategy), an attack on communist supply lines and base areas in and around the Mekong Delta.
1969 The “Days of Rage” begin in Chicago; the Weathermen faction of the Students for a Democratic Society initiate 3 days of violent antiwar protests.
1973 In the Yom Kippur War an Israeli armored brigade makes an unsuccessful attack on Egyptian positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal.
1991 Croatia votes to sever its ties with Yugoslavia.
2001 The shrub establishes the Office of Homeland Security.

The BBC's "Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die."

The BBC has an esteemed list of 100 books they think every person should read before they die -- a literary bucket list, if you will. 
The BBC's "Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die."

AIM Was the Original Dating App, and Now It's Going Offline Forever

aim shutting down
AIM Was the Original Dating App, and Now It's Going Offline Forever
Thank you for 20 magical years of "sup," "nm," and ";)"

America Needs A Million New Farmers

Granola Company Listed "Love" As An Ingredient

granola company removes love from ingredients

Biggest Misconceptions About Eating Fat

Misconceptions about dietary fats
The 4 Biggest Misconceptions About Eating Fat
No, eating fat won’t always make you fat

People with OCD know what to do — they just have trouble doing it

If you’re pretty sure that it’s going to be cold in the office, you’re likely to throw a sweater in your bag to ward off the chill. It makes sense that those two ideas would be related: if you’re confident about something, it’s natural for your actions to be consistent with what you know.
But for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, that natural relationship isn’t so natural. For them, there's a disconnect between their understanding of a likely outcome and their eventual action, according to a study published last week in the journal Neuron.

Genetics could increase risks of having Schizophrenia

A new study suggests that there is a link between schizophrenia and an individual's genetics. Nearly 80 percent of people may be at risk for schizophrenia because of their genetics, the study reported. The study's researchers also proved that environmental factors can contribute to the risk of acquiring the mental disorder, too. 

More than 1,000 African skulls were found in a museum basement

1,081 human skulls from Africa wait quietly in storage outside of Berlin, Germany. They’ve been waiting, going from one institution to another, for 110 years.
Now the skulls are in the care of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which has recently begun a project to find more information about them—and figure out what to do with them.

‘Make Daycare Great Again’

Employees at a daycare center in Pennsylvania came to work earlier this week to discover that they’d been sent a hateful anonymous letter, presumably from parents, directed at a black employee.

Georgia deputies accused of groping high school boys and girls have parents outraged

A south Georgia grand jury indicted Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby on Tuesday for sexual battery, false imprisonment and violation of oath of office after he ordered a school-wide search of hundreds of high school students. Deputies allegedly touched girls vaginas and breasts and groped boys in their groin area during the search at the Worth County High School April 14.

Black students threatened with lynching

Alabama teens threatened to lynch their black classmates after a white student was punished for abusive language toward a girl who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Arizona man gives up his firearms after Las Vegas massacre

Jonathan Pring shared photos of himself handing over his firearms to a police officer in the living room of his home, and the Facebook post went viral.

School board candidate blames LGBTQ people for terror attacks because they called her 'a rascist'

A woman running to be a Public School Trustee in Calgary, Alberta posted a message to Facebook this week blaming LGBTQ people for Islamic terror attacks, said Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta on Friday.

Georgia school makes sixth-graders create Nazi mascots

School officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia, are investigating a sixth-grade teacher who asked her students to draw a Nazi mascot as part of a class homework assignment ...

Video game Wolfenstein II angers neo-Nazis

It's a hell of a time in America when a video game taking an anti-Nazi stance is considered by some to be to controversial. Yet here we are.
The video game Wolfenstein II, the latest iteration of an exercies in killing virtual Nazis, has angered Nazis with an online presence because it is about...killing Nazis. 

Horrendous U.S. Mass Shootings Far Worse Than Vegas

These male jumping spiders evolved dance moves because the ladies ignore them

You don’t often feel bad for spiders. But when a fuzzy, black-eyed jumping spider raises his green forearms into the air, wiggles his butt, and flashes his orange knees, only to have a lady spider literally turn around in the middle of his dance...what kind of monster doesn’t feel a pang of empathy? It doesn’t even matter that arachnids are unlikely to experience rejection and angst the way humans do—you feel for the little guy.

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