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Friday, February 21, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, February 21, 2014

As SciFi fans the world over celebrate Anthony Daniels' birthday, let's take a quick look at some of the Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear:
1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.
1842 – John Greenough is granted the first U.S. patent for the sewing machine.
1848Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto.
1878 – The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
1925The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
1947 – In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
1948NASCAR is incorporated.
1958 – The peace symbol, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom.

1965Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
1972President Richard Nixon visits the People's Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
But, what's happening in the world right now? Take a gander at just a few of today's Headlines Du Jour:



LGBT:


Study: Homophobia takes
2.5 years off your life


FREE THE WEED!!!


Legalized Marijuana:
Companies Moving Now
To Cash In On Cannabis


Marijuana news: Colorado governor projects millions in pot tax and sales revenue

SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:


Investigator Tells a Lynching
Story, Forced to Resign


TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


Income inequality: Among US cities, bigger ones are more unequal

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?


Georgia House votes to allow
weapons in bars and churches


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OFFENSIVE:


Ted Cruz Stands Up For
Hateful Racist Ted Nugent
During CNN Interview


Bachmann Explains Why Americans Still ‘Aren’t
Ready’ for a Female President


TEE VEE NEWS IN THE NEWS:


The End of America’s
Fake Consensus


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Lindsay Lohan and Mom Do Cocaine Together? Actress Blasts New Reports

John Romano: Pam Bondi, Fox News a match made in conservative heaven

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Bill O'Reilly Is Worried About "Homosexual Overtones"
In The Girl Scouts


BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


College Security Head
Arrested For Jerking Off
Into Co-Worker's Shoe


IN FRANK ZAPPA NEWS:


Scientists name bacterium for Frank Zappa

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