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Today in History

1493 Christopher Columbus arrives at the Caribbee Isles (Dominica) during his second expedition.
1507 Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint Lisa Gherardini (“Mona Lisa”).
1529 The first parliament for five years opens in England and the Commons and puts forward bills against abuses amongst the clergy and in the church courts.
1794 Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
1813 American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley.
1868 Ulysses S. Grant is elected the 18th president of the United States.
1883 A poorly trained Egyptian army, led by British General William Hicks, marches toward El Obeid in the Sudan–straight into a Mahdist ambush and massacre.
1883 The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”
1892 The first automatic telephone exchange goes into operation in La Porte, Indiana.
1896 William McKinley is elected 25th president of the United States.
1912 The first all-metal plane flies near Issy, France, piloted by Ponche and Prinard.
1918 The German fleet at Kiel mutinies. This is the first act leading to Germany’s capitulation in World War I.
1921 Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City’s streets.
1935 Left-wing groups in France form the Socialist and Republican Union.
1957 The Soviet Union launches Sputnik II with the dog Laika, the first animal in space, aboard.
1964 For the first time residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in a presidential election.
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected the 36th president of the United States.
1964 Robert Kennedy, brother of the slain president, is elected as a senator from New York.
1967 The Battle of Dak To begins in Vietnam’s Central Highlands; actually a series of engagements, the battle would continue through Nov. 22.
1969 Nixon, speaking on TV and radio, asks the “silent majority” of the American people to support his policies and the continuing war effort in Vietnam.
1973 NASA launches Mariner 10, which will become the first probe to reach Mercury.
1979 Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill 5 and wound 7 members of the Communist Workers Party during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
1983 Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the office of president of the United States.
1986 The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports the US has secretly been selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages being held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
1992 Arkansas Governor Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton is elected 42nd president of the United States.
1997 The US imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to human rights abuses and support of Islamic extremist groups.

Who is Sayfullo Saipov?

A man who drove a Home Depot truck down a bike path next to the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan in New York City Tuesday afternoon, killing eight people, including two children, and injuring dozens more, was  identified by media as Sayfullo Saipov.

Uber confirms NYC truck attack suspect was one its drivers

Uber confirmed late Tuesday that Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, the suspect in the truck attack on NYC’s West Side highway which left eight people dead and 15 injured was one of it's drivers. The company said in an official statement that while Saipov had passed its background check, he is now banned from the app.

Uzbek immigrant with New Jersey ties at center of New York attack probe

The man accused of killing eight people by racing a pickup truck down a New York City bike path on Tuesday may have worked as a driver and lived in New Jersey after emigrating from Uzbekistan seven years ago, according to authorities and media reports.

Five Argentines visiting NYC for high school reunion among those killed in deadly truck attack

Five Argentines who were killed Tuesday in a deadly truck attack in New York City were celebrating the anniversary of their high school graduation, La Nacion reports.
The group had rented bicycles and were cycling on the West Side Highway in lower Manhattan when a truck turned onto the bike path and slammed into their group. Eight people were killed and 12 wounded in the deadliest terror attack in the since September 11, 2001.

NY school sorry for automated call that mispronounced black girl’s name

New York school sorry for automated call that mispronounced black girl’s name as ‘nigger’

Education Officials Expect DeVos to Resign from Dumbass Trump Junta

Miss Peru 2018 contestants give stats on women's rights instead of measurements

Contestants for Miss Peru 2018 gave statistics on women's rights instead of their measurements Sunday. The female participants detailed the alarming number of Peruvian women that have been affected by gender violence. 

Bike Breakthrough: Connecting Neighborhoods with Low-Stress Routes

Giant ice cracks in Antarctica stymie important research for the second winter in a row

When the buildings you live in—along with your life support systems, creature comforts, and basic livelihood—all reside on a moving chunk of ice, you better hope that ice is solid. And if that ice is slightly less-than-solid, you had better be able to get out of there fast in the event of an emergency.

Pure Delusion

Will the AI Jobs Revolution Bring About Human Revolt, Too?

Why We Are OCD About Our Phones?

iPhone Feature Is Storing Photos of Your Breasts Without Your Knowledge

Deep Hypocrisy at the Heart of the Missions of Tech Titans

Supreme Court justices face few ethical guidelines

Supreme Court Justices are the only federal judges who aren’t forced to follow any formal code of conduct, and Gorsuch is taking advantage of it.

Role of Harvey Weinstein's 'Young Female Assistant' in His Many Sexual Assaults

Music professor freaks out over Muslim student’s anti-Dumbass Trump composition

A University of Cincinnati music professor ranted against Muslims in his comments on a student composition reflecting on Dumbass Trump’s junta.

Why Congress Believes Marijuana Is the Same as Heroin and Meth

Evangelical Pastor Physically Removed from Liberty University

Pruitt Declares War on Wind and Solar Energy, While Fossil Fuels Get Billions in Subsidies

Teen uses Twitter to attack police she says raped her

Right after two New York City detectives were arrested and walked into court Monday to plead not guilty to charges they raped a handcuffed teenager in their police van, the 18-year-old who accused them posted the latest salvo in her outspoken Twitter campaign about the attack.

Vicious attack on Sikh teen wearing traditional turban caught on video

Vicious attack on Sikh teen wearing traditional turban caught on video in Washington town

Georgia man charged with murder following argument over forgiveness in the bible

A Dublin, Georgia man has been charged with shooting and killing a close friend during an argument over the meaning of forgiveness in the bible.
The bible makes you stupid!

Georgia man arrested for threatening to kill senator who criticized Nazis idolized Dylann Roof

A Georgia man was arrested by the FBI on federal charges for making threatening interstate communications against a black senator who criticized neo-Nazis in the wake of the deadly “United the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

White student banned after hate crime charge

The University of Hartford has now banned the white student who reportedly posted online about how she smeared used tampons on her black roommate's backpack and defiled her toothbrush.
University President Greg Woodward notified the campus community that Brianna Rae Brochu, 18, is no longer a student and would “not be returning to the institution.”

Wingnuts think a new civil war will begin this Saturday

“Alt right” Facebook groups, subreddits and Twitter groups are ablaze with dire warnings of a nationwide uprising of U.S. anti-fascist forces on Saturday — which they believe will kick off a second civil war.

Get Ready to Eat Chickens Cooked in China

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