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Today in History

Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.
Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.
The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.
Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.
The last of the U.S. troops depart France.
Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.
The second conference on Germany’s war reparations begins at The Hague, in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.
President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.
Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.
The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.
Apple Computers incorporates.
North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.
President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.
The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.

Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?

Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?

Record-shattering cold reaches into Florida

Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.

Ecological Approach to Architecture Can Help Reinvent Urban Food Systems

Can Tiny Houses Halt the Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

In Iceland, an example of what happens if you actually elect women

Iceland is not waiting for the gender pay gap to fix itself.
Starting January 1, 2018, it is now illegal for employers to pay women less than men. In Iceland, both public and private employers with 25 employees or more will need obtain government certification of equal pay policies. Organizations that fail to obtain the certification will face fines.

Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice

How Orwell used wartime rationing to argue for global justice

‘You could use a bit-o-weed’

Fox 'News' hack Laura Ingraham freaked out over a CNN reporter lighting a bong New Year’s Eve for a pot smoker — and other social media users dunked on her.

Fox 'News' mourns the so-called death of ‘investigative journalism’ after such reports brought down network bigwigs

Fox 'News' mourns the so-called death of ‘investigative journalism’ after such reports brought down network bigwigs

Former neo-Nazi offers parents advice for how to stop their kids from becoming white supremacists

Tony McAleer, a former neo-Nazi who for years worked as an organizer for the White Aryan Resistance, has written a column in Israeli paper Haaretz in which he offers advice to parents who fear that their own children might become white supremacists.

Teachers mock disabled student in voicemail after forgetting to hang up phone

Teachers mock disabled student in voicemail after forgetting to hang up phone

‘They crushed my spirit’

‘They crushed my spirit’: Texas teens leave racist ‘KKK’ message for server at IHOP

Mosque pays off debts of man who spray painted hateful messages on their building in 2016

Arkansas Matters reports that Masjid Al Salam in the city of Fort Smith ponied up $1,700 to pay off court fines imposed on Abraham Davis, the man who vandalized their building just over a year ago with messages such as “Fuck you, fuck Islam” and “Go home.”

Joel Osteen protege says heaven is paved with gold — but he has a problem with ‘people who pimp the cult’

A pastor who has served under prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen insists there is nothing wrong with becoming wealthy thanks to the 'christian' cult.

A woman brutally raped with a ‘broken tree branch’ has died two years later

A Russian woman who was viciously raped two years ago by a man who victimized three other women in the same week has died. Anna Barmina passed away at the age of 33, this after a sexual assault so brutal that she suffered a heart attack, went into a coma and never left the hospital.

NYPD promised to retrain police officers after Eric Garner's death in 2014

NYPD promised to retrain police officers after Eric Garner's death in 2014 — but not a single officer has taken the training

Four shot dead in New Jersey home

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of killing four people including his parents and sister with an assault rifle at their New Jersey home on New Year’s Eve, prosecutors said on Monday.

Colorado shooting suspect posted alt-right ‘Pepe’ memes on social media

Matthew Riehl, the man accused of killing a suburban Denver sheriff’s deputy and wounding four others, is a veteran of the Iraq War who is also fond of posting alt-right memes on his Facebook account.

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