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Today in History

Vespian, a gruff-spoken general of humble origins, enters Rome and is named emperor by the Senate.
The Pilgrims land at or near Plymouth Rock.
French forces seize control of the eastern shore of Newfoundland after winning a victory at St. John’s.
Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States (in Rhode Island).
The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Navy personnel who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry in action.
Indians, led by Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, kill Captain William J. Fetterman and 79 other men who had ventured out from Fort Phil Kearny (in present-day northeastern Wyoming) to cut wood.
Over 2.5 million plague victims are reported in the An-Hul province of China.
President Calvin Coolidge signs the Boulder Dam bill.
German troops surround the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in Belgium.
General George S. Patton dies at the age of 60 after being injured in a car accident.
An earthquake and tidal wave kill hundreds in Japan.
The Turk minority riots in Cyprus to protest anti-Turkish revisions in the constitution.
Great Britain’s House of Commons votes to ban the death penalty.
Four pacifists are indicted in New York for burning draft cards — Thomas C. Cornell, 31, co-secretary of the Catholic Peace Fellowship; Roy Lisker, 27, a volunteer of the Catholic Worker Movement; James E. Wilson, 21, a volunteer at the Catholic Worker Movement and a member of the Fellowship for Reconciliation; and M P, Edelman, a full-time worker for the War Resisters League.
American draft evaders gather for a holiday dinner in Montreal, Canada.
500,000 Chinese students gather in Shanghai’s People’s Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press.
Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, an hour after departure. All 259 passengers were killed in the explosion caused by a bomb– hidden inside an audio cassette player — that detonated inside the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet. A shower of airplane parts falling from the sky also killed 11 Lockerbie residents.
Popocatepetl, a volcano in Mexico spews forth gases and ash after nearly a half-century of dormancy.
The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
A suicide bomber attacks the forward operating base next to the US military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, killing 22 people; it is the deadliest suicide attack on US soldiers during the Iraq War.

Is a volcano forming under New England?

Is a volcano forming under New England?

First-ever gene therapy approved will treat blindness

First-ever gene therapy approved will treat blindness

FBI to investigate mysterious $30 million in ‘missing’ funds from Oklahoma Department of Health

Somehow, $30 million disappeared from the Oklahoma Department of Public Health. The news comes at a time when the Oklahoma legislature hasn’t been able to pass a budget to account for a nearly $900 million budget hole.

Ohio megacult 'stalked' elderly dementia patient

CBS Chicago reports that Grace Cathedral, a megacult based in Akron, Ohio, is being sued for allegedly coercing 76-year-old Illinois resident Bridget Pollard into sending them a $340,000 check by telling her that she would be get to spend eternity in paradise if she sent them money.

Teacher at 'christian' school arrested after being caught in bed with teen student

A 29-year-old teacher at a 'christian' school was caught by her own husband in bed with a 17-year-old male student, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office revealed this week.

What happens to your religion if we find extraterrestrial life?

What happens to your religion if we find extraterrestrial life?

NASA Identified Unknown Organisms at Space Station

NASA Identified Unknown Organisms at Space Station
The U.S. government on Tuesday lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly.

The #1 Reason the Wingnut Tax Plan Is an Economic Catastrophe

Colorado man builds a bigger and better ‘Fuck Nazis’ sign after his first one is stolen from yard

“The day I take the sign down is the day I take the American flag down,” Rubial said.

The Chilling Dumbass Trump Propaganda Airing Across Local News

US judge sentences man for 'monstrous evil' of beheading plot

US judge sentences man for 'monstrous evil' of beheading plot

Security guard who shot himself and falsely blamed a black man may avoid jail

On September 12, Ahlers called 911 to report he’d been shot by a black male with “a short Afro” whom he’d confronted for smoking marijuana on the St. Catherine University.

White South Carolina woman arrested for chasing a black man with a hammer

Early Tuesday morning, a manager at the Sand Dollar Motel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was awoken to screams and racial slurs.

Americans say Dumbass Trump worsened race relations

Americans say Dumbass Trump worsened race relations, Pew finds

Dumbass Trump may have emboldened hate in Canada

Dumbass Trump may have emboldened hate in Canada

'Creepiest thing ever'

'Creepiest thing ever': Internet roasts 'nightmare fuel' Dumbass Trump robot at Disney's Hall of Presidents

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