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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello, Headliners!!! On this, the 87th birthday of Sidney Poitier, let's first take a look at some of the Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear:
1816Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
1872 – In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
1877Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
• 1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.
1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1952Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
1965Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:



SO GLAD WE ARE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:


George Zimmerman's BFF Called Oprah the N-Word

FBI Investigating Racial Vandalism Of Ole Miss Statue

New Georgia Specialty License Plate Features A Confederate Flag


IN LGBT NEWS:
Gambian president: LGBT stands for “Leprosy, Gonorrhoea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis”

FREE THE WEED!!!


A marijuana tidal wave?


Minnesota Poll: Majority support legalization of medical marijuana

TODAY IN RELIGION:


Mississippi church floor collapses, around 35
injured: report


THE LITTLE BROTHER WATCHING BIG BROTHER:


Meet Jonathan Mayer, The Stanford Ph.D. Student Who's Reverse-Engineering The NSA

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


GOP Candidate Arrested for Assaulting
Man Who Called Him ‘RINO’


A MEMBER OF THE CORRUPT GOVERNORS CLUB:




FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Bill Maher Claims MSNBC Is Turning Into Fox News

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED. THE HISTORY OF CRYPTOGRAPHY EVEN MORE SO:



IN OUTER SPACE:


Our entire universe might
exist inside a massive
black hole, say physicists


Supernova secrets seen in X-rays

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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