- 1521 – After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
- 1624 – The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister
- 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- 1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
- 1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
- 1906 – The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged.
- 1913 – First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
- 1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
- 1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
- 1942 – Walt Disney’s fifth full-length animated film, Bambi, was released to theaters.
- 1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
- 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
- 1979 – The roof of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, collapses, killing five workers and injuring 16.
Now let’s look at today’s Headlines Du Jour:
FREE THE WEED!!!
Costa Rica’s Health Minister supports medical marijuana bill; CCSS would provide the drug free of charge
FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
SHEP SMITH IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
To his credit:
LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
TUCKER FUCKER CARLSON IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
NEIL CAVUTO IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
LOU DOBBS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
IN OUTER SPACE:
ALMA confirms comets forge organic
molecules in their dusty atmospheres
These new observations provide important insights
into how and where comets forge new chemicals,
including intriguing organic compounds.