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Today in History

1648 The “shoemakers of Boston”–the first labor organization in what would become the United States–is authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1685 The Edict of Nantes is lifted by King Louis XIV. The edict, signed at Nantes, France, by King Henry IV in 1598, gave the Huguenots religious liberty, civil rights and security. By revoking the Edict of Nantes, Louis XIV abrogated their religious liberties.
1813 The Allies defeat Napoleon Bonaparte at Leipzig.
1867 The Alaska territory is formally transferred to the U.S. from Russian control.
1867 The rules for American football are formulated at a meeting in New York among delegates from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton and Yale universities.
1910 M. Baudry is the first to fly a dirigible across the English Channel–from La Motte-Breil to Wormwood Scrubs.
1912 The First Balkan War breaks out between the members of the Balkan League–Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro–and the Ottoman Empire.
1918 Czechs seize Prague and renounce Hapsburg’s rule.
1921 Russian Soviets grant Crimean independence.
1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt bans war submarines from U.S. ports and waters.
1944 Lt. General Joseph Stilwell is recalled from China by president Franklin Roosevelt.
A group of the Venezuelan armed forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d’état against president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.
1950 The First Turkish Brigade arrives in Korea to assist the U.N. forces fighting there.
2003 Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigns in the wake of protests centered around Bolivia’s natural gas resources.
2007 A suicide attack on a motorcade in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 139 and wounds 450; the subject of the attack, Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, is not harmed.

Scientists have detected gravitational waves and light from star collision

Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

Thousands without power in Ireland as freak hurricane batters island

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean and the furthest north since 1939, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but nonetheless posed enough of a threat for the Met Eireann national weather service to issue a red alert.

Everyone Using The Internet Is Screwed, Part Infinity

#MeToo Twitter trend a horrifying reminder of widespread sexual harassment and assault

Last Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano started an online campaign on Twitter calling upon women, who have faced some form of sexual harassment or abuse in the past, to tweet their experiences with the hashtag, “#MeToo." Soon, "#MeToo" became the highest trending hashtag on the microblogging site. 

A libertarian utopia was actually tried -- and it failed miserably

Libertarians have a dream. It is to create a floating colony, either using ships or artificial islands, located in international waters. Residents of these communities would be out of reach of sovereign countries, so they would not be bound by government rules and best of all, they would pay no taxes. It is called seasteading, which is being promoted by the Seasteading Institute.

Florida woman busted for nacho cheese tantrum at 7-11

“The customer is always right!” screamed one Florida woman after she attacked a 7-Eleven clerk.

Duggar loses lawsuit against tabloid and officials who revealed his child molestation scandal

A federal judge dismissed nearly all of Josh Duggar’s complaints against Arkansas officials who released police reports related to sex abuse claims against him a decade earlier.
U.S. District Judge Tim Brooks also dismissed a complaint filed by Duggar’s sisters against the publisher of In Touch Weekly magazine, reported Arkansas Online.

Disgraced evangelist Jim Bakker warns critics they will face Dog’s wrath for making fun of him

Disgraced evangelist Jim Bakker warns critics they will face Dog’s wrath for making fun of him
We've been making fun of this deranged ass since the 1970s and will continue to do so. He and his Dog can go fuck themselves.

Mississippi School Board Bans Landmark Work of American Literature

New York woman receives death threats against her children after 'unmasking' KKK members

A woman who “unmasked” KKK members in Gloversville, New York says she’s received threats against the lives of her children in retaliation.

Florida deputy choked teen son unconscious

A Florida sheriff’s deputy was arrested on child abuse charges following a violent confrontation with his teenage son over chores.

Black airline passenger berated by drunk man ‘playing’ his ‘white card’

Black airline passenger berated by drunk man ‘playing’ his ‘white card’

‘Sorry for the bigotry’

The town attorney in Riverhead, New York has issued a formal denunciation of his own wife after she went off on a racist Facebook rant against black people this weekend.

'Racist' teacher in New Jersey tells Spanish-speaking students to 'speak American'

A 25-second video clip recorded inside a classroom at Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey went viral this week on social media and has caused a debate. The video which surfaced on the internet on Thursday showed a teacher at the school dictating a student in a class not speak another language other than English.

Fort Bragg busted for ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween party with children dressed up in blackface

A family “Spooktacular Halloween party” at Fort Bragg is drawing criticism after two children dressed in blackface were photographed with marionette strings.

‘The empathy of a cockroach’

‘The empathy of a cockroach’: Phil Mudd shames Dumbass Trump’s self-centered response to fallen soldiers

‘Narco bunnies’

While many police departments employ K-9 units that are used to sniff out explosives and drugs, one wingnut mayoral candidate wants to see bunnies do the work.

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