- 1822 – The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
- 1842 – Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
- 1855 – Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
- 1856 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
- 1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
- 1870 – Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
- 1909 – The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
- 1954 – The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
- 1976 – The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
- 1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.
Republican Led Southern States
Dragging America Down By
Leeching Off Of Your Tax Dollars
SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST RACIAL SOCIETY:
Hobby Lobby: A Mixture of
Racism and Xenophobia
FBI Smashes Alleged Radical-
Right Terror Plot in Texas
TODAY'S UFO IN TEXAS:
Mystery aircraft flying over Texas baffles aviation experts
1957'S UFO IN TEXAS:
Why the surprise at learning how
much evangelicals hate gay people?
A Creationist Decided to Answer My 10 Questions and the Results are Hilarious
Pat Robertson Is Upset That Gay
People Are No Longer Stoned To Death
Mozilla’s bad week: Employees call for CEO Eich to step down, 3 board members leave
Employees Revolt Against Mozilla’s New Anti-Gay CEO; Demand He Resign
Gay Firefox developers boycott Mozilla to protest CEO hire
Hemp aid: US considers buying industrial cannabis from Ukraine to bolster its economy
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer
Marijuana raid in Bates County
illustrates the evolution of an issue
MORE EXCITING EPISODES OF COPS GONE WILD:
Police Mistake Tea Leaves
for Pot, Raid Ex-CIA
UVA Student Files $40 Million Suit Against ABC
Agents and State For Traumatic Sparkling Water Episode
Five Takeaways From Christie's Self-Exoneration Report
THINGS GO BETTER WITH KOCHS:
What’s Really Behind the Koch Attacks on Democrats
Hint: it’s not about healthcare.
LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Bill O’Reilly Amps Up His Race
War Against Rep. Barbara Lee
How a Florida Engineer Found
a Fatal Flaw in Chevy Cobalt
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