• 55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
• 1531 – Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
• 1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
• 1794 – First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
• 1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
• 1990 – Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour before they become old:
THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSTREPEROUS:
Former Florida State Rep. Ana Rivas
Logan Leaves GOP Over Immigration,
Becomes A Democrat
BACK TO THE LAND!!!
If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it
BLAMING AND SHAMING THE VICTIM:
WSJ Editor: Intoxicated Sexual Assault Victims
Are Just As Guilty As Their Attackers
NFL Prospect Michael Sam Blazes Trail By Bravely Coming Out As An Openly Gay Man
Anti-Gay Restaurant Hilariously
Pranked By Gay Rights Supporters
The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day
The Cruelty of Creationism
A new documentary shows how biblical
fundamentalism imprisons the mind.
BOYCOTT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!!!
International Olympic Committee defends arrests and beatings of LGBT activists
'Discouraged,' but not Deterred
Why Smoking Pot Makes You So Hungry
MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
Wall Street Journal: Casinos, The Engines Of Detroit's Economy, Start To Sputter
East-side Detroit groups gain
recognition for reimagining
use of vacant urban parcels
Fox Flips Blame
From AOL Exec
To Obamacare In
FOX & FRIENDS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Fox & Friends:
Is Walmart’s Viral Pro-Work Ad a Response to Dems Denigrating Labor?
WATCH: O’Reilly’s Jesse Watters Confronts Pelosi to
Get Her to Come on Show
LAURA INGRAHAM IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Laura Ingraham fights
with an entire Fox News
panel over immigration
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