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Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Today in History

Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral.
Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army.
President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, “that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers.”
General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga.
Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri.
People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City.
Spain and France agree to enforce Moroccan measures adopted in 1906.
J.P. Morgan acquires majority holdings in Equitable Life Co. This is the largest concentration of bank power to date.
Austrian troops occupy Belgrade, Serbia.
Armenia proclaims independence from Turkey.
The first successful helium dirigible, C-7, makes a test flight in Portsmouth, Va.
The new Ford Model A is introduced to the American public.
Bolivia accepts Paraguay’s terms for a truce in the Chaco War.
The Allies repel a strong Axis attack in Tunisia, North Africa.
General George S. Patton‘s troops enter the Saar Valley and break through the Siegfried line.
The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.
Brazil sends Juan Peron back to Spain, foiling his efforts to return to his native land.
The U.S. Senate votes to give 48,000 acres of New Mexico back to the Taos Indians.
A death squad in El Salvador murders four US nuns and churchwomen.
Dentist Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.
NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
The UK devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, the administrative branch of the North Ireland Assembly.
Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in US history.

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A Novel Approach

Pterosaur Eden with hundreds of rare eggs discovered

In prehistoric times, winged reptiles soared high above the dinosaurs. Like birds, they laid eggs, gathered food and fed their flightless offspring. For most of history, we didn’t know much about their eggs, or the babies inside them, because paleontologists had only found eight eggs that weren’t completely flattened.

Archaeologists unearth Sphinx head ... from a movie set

Archaeologists excavating the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California unearthed a magnificent sphinx head dating all the way back to… 1923.
Ninety-five years ago, Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille oversaw the construction of a lavish Egyptian set for his high-concept (and high-budget) three-hour silent film The Ten Commandments. As Atlas Obscura reported, the 800-foot-wide set comprised temple gates more than 100 feet high, not to mention 21 massive sphinxes. So extravagant was the whole thing that when the movie was finished shooting it defied all conventional ideas for what exactly to do with it, which is when the story gets very meta very quickly.
Archaeologists unearth Sphinx head ... from a movie set

New clues into 1,900-year-old portrait mummy origin

It is just over three feet long, and has a portrait drawn on it, showing a girl’s face with her hair gathered behind her. The girl in the portrait lived over 1,900 years ago and her portrait mummy is not just a rare archaeological specimen but also a source of mystery, in terms of its origin.

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The Wingnut Tax Bill Is a Disaster for Public Schools

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Minnesota racist gets righteously told off

Minnesota racist gets righteously told off for telling woman to ‘Go back to Mexico’

Dumbass Trump sycophant ‘heartbroken’ after neighbor calls him out for backing ‘racist groper’

Dumbass Trump sycophant ‘heartbroken’ after neighbor calls him out for backing ‘racist groper’

Oklahoma wingnut pleads guilty to hiring boy prostitute

A former Oklahoma state senator who had campaigned as a champion of family values has pleaded guilty to hiring a 17-year-old boy prostitute “to engage in a commercial sex act,” court papers filed on Thursday showed.
Wingnut Ralph Shortey, 35, who resigned from the state Senate earlier this year after he was found in a suburban Oklahoma City motel with the teenage boy, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Oklahoma to a charge of child sex trafficking.

Kentucky public school allowing evangelicals to constantly harass non-christian kids

Kentucky public school allowing evangelicals to constantly harass non-christian kids: mom

Bugs, Mold, and Excrement

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