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Today in History

Ivan IV crowns himself the new Czar of Russia in Assumption Cathedral in Moscow.
The Council of Virginia guarantees religious freedom.
John C. Fremont, the famed “Pathfinder” of Western exploration, is appointed governor of California.
General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.
The U.S. Senate recognizes the Anglo-German Treaty of 1899 by which the UK renounced its rights to the Samoan Islands.
One of Ernest Shackleton‘s polar exploration teams reaches the Magnetic South Pole.
Maxim Gorky is authorized to return to Russia after an eight year exile for political dissidence.
The League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris.
The Allies lift the blockade on trade with Russia.
Franklin D. Roosevelt asks for an extension of the Social Security Act to include more women and children.
Hitler cancels an attack in the West due to bad weather and the capture of German attack plans in Belgium.
Japan’s advance into Burma begins.
Eisenhower assumes supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.
The U.S. First and Third armies link up at Houffalize, effectively ending the Battle of the Bulge.
The Egyptian government makes Islam the state religion.
Eighteen are arrested in Mississippi for the murder of three civil rights workers.
The Irish Republican Army calls an end to a 25-day cease fire in Belfast.
The Shah leaves Iran.
The Persian Gulf War begins. The massive U.S.-led offensive against Iraq — Operation Desert Storm — ends on February 28, 1991 when the elder shrub declares a cease-fire and Iraq pledges to honor future coalition and U.N. peace terms.

Will natural genetic selection ultimately make us more dumb?

Humans aren’t necessarily becoming more dumb. However, if our genes that predispose us to spend more years in school continue to decline, it’s possible that our IQs will drop in the decades to come, according to a large study.

Some Cities Aren’t Waiting Around for Dumbass Trump to Gut Net Neutrality—They Are Building Their Own

Washington DC subway train derails, no injuries reported

A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured on the transportation system which federal regulators have ordered to improve its safety record.

It’s Going to Be a Good Year for the Merchants of Death

‘I won’t be the next George Tiller’

“You did so with full awareness that Fox viewers have come to my home to threaten me following your false reports.”

Ways To Make Sure The Winter Blues Don't Totally Take Over Your Life

Winter depression
7 Ways To Make Sure The Winter Blues Don't Totally Take Over Your Life
It's time to get your brain out of that post-holiday funk.

Things You're Doing Before Bed That Are Aging You Overnight

mistakes that will make you look older

Hitting the Snooze Button Is Wrecking Your Body

snooze button wrecks body
5 Ways Hitting the Snooze Button Is Wrecking Your Body
You may want to rethink that "bonus" sleep time

Urban Farming Is Key in the Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

Foods With More Potassium Than A Banana

Foods high in potassium
11 Foods With More Potassium Than A Banana
Turns out it isn't the only food packed with this powerful nutrient.

This 'My 600-Lb Life' Couple Says Weight Loss Allowed Them To Have Sex For The First Time

My 600-Pound Life couple has sex for first timeThis 'My 600-Lb Life' Couple Says Weight Loss Allowed Them To Have Sex For The First Time
Lee Sutton and Rena Kiser say they plan to get married in the future.

Surfers could be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists in the United Kingdom analyzed about 300 people and concluded that surfers harbor a lot more bacteria in their guts that are resistant to antibiotic medication, compared to people who swim in the sea but don’t surf.

Two mothers arrested for trapping girls in basement where one survived by eating her own hair

Two Edmonton mothers have been charged with attempted murder, unlawful confinement and abandonment after a babysitter contacted police saying she found two small children with broken bones barricaded in the basement.

Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return'

Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.
At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: "We are the Chibok girls... . By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you."

There’s a Massive Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding in Asia

Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

There’s not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There’s an iridescent dinosaur.
Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colorful feathers from northeastern China that lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.

Animal Cruelty Is a Clear Predictor of Future Violence

Animal Pictures