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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, March 1, 2014

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a mutha. Today is Harry Belafonte's 87th birthday. Also celebrating birthdays today are Chopin, Glenn Miller, and David Niven, among millions of other less famous people. What do they have in common? They all just love a look back at the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear.
1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
1642 – Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States.
1692Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
1790 – The first United States census is authorized.
1845President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
1847 – The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
1872Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1873E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1893 – Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
• 1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
1932 – The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.
1966Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
As if that's not enough, let's add today's Headlines Du Jour:


LGBT NEWS:


Stephen Colbert on SB1062 going down in Arizona

FREE THE WEED!!!


Girl Scouts Outlaw Cookie
Sales Outside of Pot Shops


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


25 Things Everyone Needs to Know About
the Lives of Black People in America


TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY:


Tea Party Nation President
Writes Possibly the Most Insane
Letter You Will Ever Read


How spending has fallen under Obama

NEWS YOU CAN USE:


50 Supermarket Tricks You Still Fall For

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED:


8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time Forever

FOX "NEWS: IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


LETTER: Fox News out of touch

LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


O’Reilly Lectures Valerie
Jarrett and Michelle Obama
About How To Prevent
Teen Pregnancy


BILL O'REILLY TO OBAMA ADVISER: Tell 'Gangsta Rappers' To 'Knock It Off'

THE FALAFEL KING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


O’Reilly delusional about being self-reliant


Oh, Really, Bill? Once Again,
O'Reilly Can't Admit a Mistake


BILL O'REILLY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Bill O’Reilly criticizes Mower County officials; judge calls Fox News report slanted

O’Donnell Mocks O’Reilly’s ‘Stupid Question’ About a Woman President

VIDEO DU JOUR




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