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Today in History

Constantine the Great defeats Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius at the Mulvian Bridge.
After a prolonged siege, the Byzantines end 300 years of Arab rule in Antioch.
Henry III of England is crowned.
After a fifteen-month siege, the Huguenot town of La Rochelle surrenders to royal forces.
Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass.
Germans and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish governor of New Orleans.
Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin, a machine which cleans the tight-clinging seeds from short-staple cotton easily and effectively–a job which was previously done by hand.
In a rare night attack, Confederates under Gen. James Longstreet attack a Federal force near Chattanooga, Tennessee, hoping to cut their supply line, the “cracker line.” They fail.
The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island, N. Y., formerly Bedloe’s Island, by President Grover Cleveland
Race riots sparked by Booker T. Washington’s visit to the White House kill 34.
The St. Louis police try a new investigation method: fingerprints.
The German cruiser Emden, disguised as a British ship, steams into Penang Harbor near Malaya and sinks the Russian light cruiser Zhemchug.
George Eastman announces the invention of the color photographic process.
Over President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto, Congress passes the National Prohibition Act, or Volstead Act, named after its promoter, Congressman Andrew J. Volstead. It provides enforcement guidelines for the Prohibition Amendment.
Pan American Airways launches the first scheduled international flight.
Italy invades Greece, launching six divisions on four fronts from occupied Albania.
The first B-29 Superfortress bomber mission flies from the airfields in the Mariana Islands in a strike against the Japanese base at Truk.
In a note to the OAS (Organization of American States), the United States charges that Cuba has been receiving “substantial quantities of arms and numbers of military technicians” from the Soviet bloc.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders Soviet missiles removed from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Construction is completed on the St. Louis Arch; at 630 feet (192m), it is the world’s tallest arch.
Britain launches the satellite Prospero into orbit, using a Black Arrow carrier rocket; this is the first and so far (2013) only British satellite launched by a British rocket.
The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party wins the election, giving Spain its first Socialist government since the death of right-wing President Francisco Franco.
Libby “Scooter” Lewis, chief of staff to Vice Pretender Cheney, resigns after being indicted for “outing” CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Argentina elects its first woman president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Women Paying for 'Happy Endings' Is an Established Practice in New York

Rare condition causes Italian woman to sweat blood

Dermatologists at the University of Florence, Italy, on Monday, reported a rare case of a 21-year-old woman with a bleeding face in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The Italian woman, whose identity has been withheld, was diagnosed with a rare condition that made her sweat blood from her face and palms.

Ancient skull belonged to victim of deadly tsunami

Scientists studying a mysterious skull discovered in Papua New Guinea 88 years ago have said they believe it belonged to an early victim of a violent tsunami in the southwest Pacific 6,000 years ago.
The skull, named for the village of Aitape near where it was discovered, has been an item of longstanding archaeological interest because it is one of only a few rare skeletal remains to have been recovered from the area.
An almost-complete fossil skeleton thought to belong to an Ichthyosaur, an ancient marine predator not dissimilar to a modern-day porpoise, from the Jurassic period has been discovered in India for the first time, researchers say.

The universe as we know it should not exist

The universe as we know it should not exist, scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have said.
After performing the most precise experiments on antiprotons that have ever been carried out, researchers have discovered a symmetry in nature that they say just shouldn’t be possible.

Guess What Extreme Weather Fears Keep Americans Up at Night

Global Warming Is Costing Taxpayers Billions

Energy firm tasked with restoring power to Puerto Rico threatens to leave

The two-man Montana company that was awarded a $300 million contract to restore electricity to Puerto Rico — thanks to its connection to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — threatened to pull out of the island territory in a tantrum over a request for more transparency about its contract.

Reddit shuts down ‘alt-right’ forums

In an announcement posted on its website, Reddit said it was cracking down on violent content in a way that it hadn’t done before.

Texas school officials illegally harassed student for years for refusing to stand for pledge

Texas school officials illegally harassed student for years for refusing to stand for pledge: lawsuit

9-year-old banned from peewee football after calling opponent a ‘nigger’

A Massachusetts boy was banned from a peewee football league for using a racial slur against an opponent.

Man abandons 5-year-old son in the woods

Authorities are searching for a man from Greene County, Mississippi, accused of abandoning his 5-year-old son in the woods.
Sheriff Jody Ashley of the neighboring Wayne County informed NBC and ABC affiliated television station, WDAM-TV on Monday the manhunt for 32-year-old Richard Dearman was in progress. She added Dearman told his son on Oct. 18 to hide by a tree because the “law was behind him.”

Even After Vegas, the NRA Tries to Provoke a New Destructive Culture War

Los Angeles Police Are Arresting People For Speaking 20 Seconds Over Their Allotted Time at City Meetings

Cops arrest girl who attacked teen holding infant

A disturbing video is doing the rounds online in which a group of teenage girls can be seen attacking a 16-year-old and her six-month-old baby. In relation to the case, a teenage girl, who was part of the group that brutally attacked Janie McCoy and her child, was taken into custody on Tuesday, CBS-affiliated news station KSLA reported.
Police and McCoy’s father Jeremy confirmed the incident took place Oct. 18 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. No other arrests have been made yet.

Klan-defending Georgia lawyer calls for US to be divided into 'racial zones'

An Atlanta real estate lawyer who defended the Ku Klux Klan in the ’70s and ’80s is once again in the news for his claim that “desegregation was a mistake.”

KKK Grand Dragon gets outed as Florida college student

Students at Jacksonville, Florida’s University of North Florida were shocked when they discovered their “normal”-looking classmate is a KKK “grand dragon.”

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