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Today in History

49 BC
Julius Caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, plunging Rome into civil war.
Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” dies in Baltimore.
Alabama secedes from the Union.
Lincoln accepts Simon Cameron’s resignation as Secretary of War.
At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.
British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.
Russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.
The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany’s resources as war payment.
The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., becomes the U.S. Army’s first black general. His son would later become a general as well.
Adolf Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.
Japan invades the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.
The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.
President Harry S. Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education.
Negotiations in China between the Nationalists and Communists open as Tientsin is virtually lost to the Communists.
A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.
Honda announces it will build the first Japanese-owned passenger-car assembly plant in the United States–in Ohio.
The Irish Government announces an end to a 15-year ban on broadcasting by the IRA and its political branch, Sinn Fein.
Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on the state’s death row in the wake of allegations that Chicago police detective and commander Jon Burge tortured confessions from some 200 suspects over a 19 year period.

Snow in the Sahara

A snowstorm in the Sahara desert has turned the normally sandy landscape into what looks like arctic tundra after up to 16 inches fell on areas of Algeria Sunday.

Astronaut grows 3.5 inches in space *

Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai tweeted on Monday that according to new body measurements taken earlier in the day, he has grown 9 centimeters, or about 3.5 inches, since he arrived in space three weeks ago. "I’ve only been in space for three weeks and haven’t grown like this since middle/high school," he wrote. He joked that he's worried about fitting into his seat on the Soyuz capsule for the ride back to Earth.
* Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he’d be safe on his return to Earth.
Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

Starbucks' Dirty Secret

Magic mushrooms better than antidepressants?

Magic mushrooms better than antidepressants?

Raising Children in the Age of Dumbass Trump Without Losing Your Mind

Apple Investors Call for Action Over IPhone 'Addiction' Among Children

Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities

In America, Prisoners with Money Can Pay Their Way to a Nicer Stay

Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Porter Airlines employees threaten stranded passengers with arrest for recording videos

Passengers waiting to board a plane last week in Boston were ordered to delete cell phone videos of the incident after the Toronto-bound flight was canceled.
Travelers were frustrated by the explanations from Porter Airlines employees about the two-hour delay Friday evening and took out their phones to record video.

White teens banned from Ohio youth league

A boys basketball team was banned for playing on school property and dismissed from an Ohio youth league over racist and sexually charged language on their uniforms.

Scamming Dumbass Trump Pastor Demands One Month's Salary From Followers

Give this deluded bitch all your money or there will be 'consequences'!
Oh, give it a rest will you. 
Consequence this.

Missouri teen turned over to police by his dad

A Missouri dad, who states he was “disgusted” by what he found, turned his 17-year-old son into the local police after he discovered photos of a naked 2-year-old on the teen’s phone that he hoped to sell to pedophiles.
Paul Spensberger said he had taken away the cellphone belong to his son Andrew for disciplinary reasons when he discovered two photos taken of a sleeping naked two-year-old relative of Andrew’s girlfriend.

Arkansas man stabs wife to death for changing TV channe

Arkansas man stabs wife to death for changing TV channel — and then calls for ‘meat wagon’

Man convicted of vandalizing Fort Collins Islamic Center commits suicide

Man convicted of vandalizing Fort Collins Islamic Center commits suicide

Florida National Guard neo-Nazi sentenced to 5 years in prison

Florida National Guard neo-Nazi sentenced to 5 years in prison for possessing bomb-making materials

Man shoots himself and tries to blame it on a black man

Local news station WTVM 9 reports that a 20-year-old man from Jonesboro, Arkansas told a law enforcement officer that he’d been shot with his own gun after a struggle with a black man.

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