- 1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
- 1774 – American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
- 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1909 – Construction of the ill fated RMS Titanic begins.
- 1917 – The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
- 1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.
- 1949 – The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1994 – The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
- 1995 – Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named "Black Friday" by Hispanics.
Mozilla Finally Declares
Support for Marriage Equality
Banned for life: Why gay
men still can't donate blood
Man Who Raised Money For
Organ Donation Dies, Is Rejected
As Donor Because He Was Gay
Newest ‘Obamacare Victim’ Is Actually An Anti-Healthcare GOP Operative (Video)
Students Walk out on Dick Cheney,
Calling Him ‘War Criminal’ (VIDEO)
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK:
Plutocracy without end:
Why the 1 percent always
defeats the middle class
New Jersey Student Causes Controversy
After Hanging Confederate 'Redneck' Flag
WHEN CONDOMS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL WEAR CONDOMS:
Marijuana goes mainstream
A business conference in Eugene focuses on a changing industry
Expect serious problems
with medical marijuana
Colorado man sues Idaho police over "license-plate profiling" in marijuana case
Study: No Link Between Marijuana
Legalization And Rise In Crime
Fundamentalists Are Pretty Sure
Jesus Would Not Bake a Wedding
Cake for a Gay Couple
DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
Detroit: bankrupt city readies for divisive $450m Red Wings arena
Dolphins use sponges as nose
guards and it's changing their genes
THE "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Rumor, gossip, nonsense: How
the news became a nightmare
The Tee Vee Newsroom Race to the Bottom
FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
As ACA Signups Skyrocket Towards 7 Million Fox News Claims Obama Is Cooking the Books
Watch Bill O’Reilly Explain
That Inequality Is Actually
GOOD For America! (Video)
Bill O’Reilly Amps Up His Race War Against Rep. Barbara Lee
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