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Today in History

William Caxton publishes the first dated book printed in England. It is a translation from the French of The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosopers by Earl Rivers.
St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome is officially dedicated.
The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia.
Mark Twain’s first story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is published in the New York Saturday Press.
The second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty is signed. The United States is given extensive rights by Britain for building and operating a canal through Central America.
The Norwegian Parliament elects Prince Charles of Denmark to be the next King of Norway. Prince Charles takes the name Haakon VII.
Anarchists bomb St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire.
New York City considers varying work hours to avoid long traffic jams.
Mickey mouse makes his film debut in Steamboat Willie, the first animated talking picture.
The main span of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is joined.
The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus.
The RAF bombs Berlin, using 440 aircraft and losing nine of those and 53 air crew members; damage to the German capital is light, with 131 dead.
The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days.
The Bureau of Mines discloses its first production of oil from coal in practical amounts.
Soviets recover the Zond 6 spacecraft after a flight around the moon.
Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after cult members killed Congressman Leo J. Ryan of California.
Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.
The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine.
The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to the Yugoslav People’s Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege.
Twenty-one political parties approve a new constitution for South Africa that expands voter rights and ends the rule of the country’s white minority.
UN weapons inspectors under Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional; the legislature fails to act within the mandated 180 days, and on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Your golden retriever may be good for your heart

Single people may be able to cut their risk of dying from heart disease relative to their married friends if they get a golden retriever, a new, 12-year study of millions of Swedish people has found. Specifically, single people were able to reduce their risk of death from heart disease by 33 percent; all dog owners overall had a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular by 20 percent compared to dogless humans.

Health Benefits of Coffee

The $3,600 Blunt

New giant geoglyph of orca discovered in Peru desert

A massive "drawing" of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site.

Underwater castle with ancient ‘fairy chimneys’ found

Researchers studying a vast lake in Eastern Turkey have unearthed the remains of a 3,000-year-old castle buried beneath its waters.

Boston Dynamics robot Atlas does backflips

The robot apocalypse is almost upon us, if this video of a robot practicing its jumping skills is any indication.
Robotics company Boston Dynamics shared a video of Atlas, a humanoid robot, limbering up with some vertical jumps and twists and then capping off its display with a backflip. At the end of the video, when the robot completely sticks the landing, Atlas puts up its arms in a sign of victory.

The Profound Misunderstanding the Public Has About How the Military Operates

Shame Becomes a Lethal Weapon for Mass Killers

Convicted murderer elected to school board seat

A man who served time for murdering a Marine is now serving on a Colorado school board.
Voters recently elected Thomas Seaba to the East Otero School Board in La Junta. Seaba spent more than a decade in a North Carolina prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the death of a fellow Marine in the ‘90s.

An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt Around the World

Brooklyn woman punched in subway for complaining about 'manspreading'

A stranger stepped forward to defend a Brooklyn woman who was punched in the face for complaining about “manspreading” while riding the subway Thursday.
Sam Saia, 37, was riding the N train at 7:45 a.m. EST, sitting at the end of the car when the man next to her pushed her to the side by spreading his legs wide open. When she requested the man to give her some room, he started yelling, using a range of sexist slurs.

More explosive evidence could exonerate 'Making a Murderer' star Steven Avery and solve Theresa Halbach's murder

One of the star attorneys from Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer has admitted he provided Steven Avery ineffective counsel during his 2007 murder trial as his appeal attorney Kathleen Zellner continues to point the finger at his nephew, Bobby Dassey, as a suspect.

15 men exonerated after being falsely arrested by dishonest cop

A judge in Chicago on Thursday overturned the convictions of 15 people, who alleged they were wrongfully indicted on drug charges by a corrupt police official.
After a brief hearing by Cook County prosecutors, Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. dismissed the charges as it was confirmed that the convictions had no proper base.

Wingnuts Sneak Creation of Fetal Personhood Into Tax Bill

The NY Times' Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-to-1 on Wingnut Demagogues

The Alt-Right is having a huge problem recruiting women

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Twitter finally goes after white supremacists

Twitter began removing the coveted verification badge that proves an accounts authenticity from users on Wednesday, including racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazi’s after a backlash from other users on the social media community.

Wingnut troll 'Baked Alaska' throws a fit after being banned from Twitter

As Twitter moved to unverify racists, the social media platform took it a step further with Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet. He quickly became a top-trending Twitter topic on Wednesday—and it had nothing to do with the delicious dessert that bares the same name.

Nazis Are Throwing Tantrums Over Losing Twitter Verification And It Is Glorious

Twitter Nazis are the most delicate of all the snowflakes.

Gene Simmons Banned from Fox 'News'

Shep Smith calls out Fox 'News'’ own sexual harassers live on air

Shep Smith calls out Fox 'News'’ own sexual harassers live on air: ‘Roger Ailes and many others’

All of the allegations against Roy Moore

All of the allegations against Roy Moore

‘That was part of life’

‘That was part of life’: Elderly Alabama voters say Roy Moore’s teen molestation used to be considered normal

'Christian' wingnut who pushed ‘natural marriage’ resigns after same-sex tryst at Ohio office

A 'christian' “family values” wingnut has stepped down from his post in Ohio’s state House over revelations that he engaged in “inappropriate conduct” with another man.

Texas Sheriff Threatens Charges Over Sticker On Truck

Texas Sheriff Threatens Charges Over Profane Sticker On Truck

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