- 845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
- 1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
- 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
- 1854 – Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
- 1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
- 1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
- 1969 – The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, college students, and some McGill students at McGill's Roddick Gates. The majority of the protesters are arrested.
- 1979 – A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial melt down.
- 1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
A Decision In Favor Of Hobby Lobby Will
Equal a License For Religious Tyranny
Medical Marijuana User Relieved
He Can Still Grow At Home
These States Are Ready To Break The Marijuana Taboo In The Conservative South
Industrial hemp research
bill passes in Nebraska
Legalize Canada: New Activist
Group Targets Key Ridings To
Elect Pro-Marijuana Candidates
The Sheldon Primary:
No Welcome Mat for the Tea Party
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD:
India officially declared polio-free
CLIMATE CHANGE CORNER:
Weathermen Blown Away (Literally) By Massive Blizzard
Former CEO: There Is
No One Representing
$1 trillion student loan
debt widens US wealth gap
'Nuns on the Bus' Leader
on Income Inequality
Fixing one driver of inequality may hit
close to home for some progressives
2016 report: Sarah Palin's possible
presidential run gaining traction
ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
No Suprise: Detroit Listed as
Most Segregated City in America
◄ BONUS ►
Top 10 Most Segregated Cities in the U.S.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Responds To O'Reilly's "Divisive" "Race Hustler" Attack
Chris Hayes: ‘Bill O’Reilly
Is a Pretty Accomplished
O’Reilly Blames Ignorant
Americans For Obama’s
Positive Poll Result
In a first, scientists create
Scientists have built from scratch the
world's first synthetic chromosome
of a eukaryote, incorporating it
into brewer's yeast.
IN OUTER SPACE:
Mars-Bound Comet Sprouts Twin
Jets in Hubble Telescope Photos
Scientists solve riddle
of celestial archaeology
Capturing Halley's Comet:
An Astronomy Tale
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