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Members of the Los Angeles police department dress up as elderly women in order to catch a purse snatcher in 1960.
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braiker:

I just got an idea for a new sitcom.

washingtonpoststyle:

Members of the Los Angeles police department dress up as elderly women in order to catch a purse snatcher in 1960.

(Photo via LAPD’s Facebook)

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

DECEMBER 1: ROSA PARKS REFUSES TO GIVE UP SEAT, 1955
On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
For many, this day became a symbolic start for the civil rights movement. American Experience’s acclaimed “Eyes on The Prize” series covered all the major events of the civil rights movement.
On the accompanying site, read the national press during the boycott and browse through photos of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even ordinary citizens who participated in this historic campaign for equality.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

DECEMBER 1: ROSA PARKS REFUSES TO GIVE UP SEAT, 1955

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

For many, this day became a symbolic start for the civil rights movement.

American Experience’s acclaimed “Eyes on The Prize” series covered all the major events of the civil rights movement.

On the accompanying site, read the national press during the boycott and browse through photos of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even ordinary citizens who participated in this historic campaign for equality.

On today November 19, in 1977, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab to visit Israel, a Jewish state. The move signified a period of public discussion of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Sadat spoke before the Knesset (Israeli legislature) on resolving religious hostilities, “We really and truly welcome you to live among us in peace and security.” Sadat’s move surprised the international community and sparked a wake of demonstrations.

On today November 19, in 1977, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab to visit Israel, a Jewish state. The move signified a period of public discussion of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Sadat spoke before the Knesset (Israeli legislature) on resolving religious hostilities, “We really and truly welcome you to live among us in peace and security.” Sadat’s move surprised the international community and sparked a wake of demonstrations.

October 23, in 1973, Nixon finally agrees to release Watergate tapes to District Court Judge John Sirica. Below is an excerpt from the "Smoking Gun" tape

  • Nixon: Good. Good deal! Play it tough. That's the way they play it and that's the way we are going to play it.
  • Haldeman: O.K. We'll do it.
  • Nixon: Yeah, when I saw that news summary item, I of course knew it was a bunch of crap, but I thought ah, well it's good to have them off on this wild hair thing because when they start bugging us, which they have, we'll know our little boys will not know how to handle it. I hope they will though. You never know. Maybe, you think about it. Good!
  • Nixon: When you get in these people when you...get these people in, say: "Look, the problem is that this will open the whole, the whole Bay of Pigs thing, and the President just feels that" ah, without going into the details... don't, don't lie to them to the extent to say there is no involvement, but just say this is sort of a comedy of errors, bizarre, without getting into it, "the President believes that it is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again. And, ah because these people are plugging for, for keeps and that they should call the FBI in and say that we wish for the country, don't go any further into this case", period!
  • Haldeman: OK
  • Nixon: That's the way to put it, do it straight (Unintelligible)
  • Haldeman: Get more done for our cause by the opposition than by us at this point.
  • Nixon: You think so?
  • Haldeman: I think so, yeah.
On today, October 22, in 1979, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi,  the shah of Iran, was allowed by U.S. president Jimmy Carter to visit  the United States for medical treatment. News of the shah’s stay in the  U.S. would be unpopular in Iran, sparking the Iran hostage crisis in the  following November.

On today, October 22, in 1979, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the shah of Iran, was allowed by U.S. president Jimmy Carter to visit the United States for medical treatment. News of the shah’s stay in the U.S. would be unpopular in Iran, sparking the Iran hostage crisis in the following November.

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October 15, 2003: China becomes the third country to send a human into space.

China’s first astronaut (or “taikonaut”) was Lieutenant Colonel (now Major General) Yang Liwei. On this date in 2003, he commanded the Shenzhou 5 mission (神舟五号) in a Shenzhou spacecraft that sent him into orbit for twenty-one hours before his reentry capsule landed in Inner Mongolia, PRC.  

Yang was not, however, the first Chinese astronaut: Taylor Wang (born in Shanghai) became the first ethnic Chinese person in space in 1985. Even so, Shenzhou 5 was regarded as a major landmark for Chinese science, technology, and nationalism by the PRC media. Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General, called the event a step forward for all mankind”.

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Happy birthday Google! You’ve lived well since your formally recognized birth in 1998.
wow i’m getting old.

Happy birthday Google! You’ve lived well since your formally recognized birth in 1998.

wow i’m getting old.

On today September 26, in 1946, the first issue of Tintin came out. Tintin was a Belgian cartoon magazine which would gain widespread support as a source for entertaining, high quality comics. Production of  Tintin magazines would continue for 47 years until its close in 1993.
Tintin's most famous comic series would be its principal title, The Adventures of Tintin, a cartoon chronicling the adventures of a boy Tintin and his dog, Snowy.

On today September 26, in 1946, the first issue of Tintin came out. Tintin was a Belgian cartoon magazine which would gain widespread support as a source for entertaining, high quality comics. Production of  Tintin magazines would continue for 47 years until its close in 1993.

Tintin's most famous comic series would be its principal title, The Adventures of Tintin, a cartoon chronicling the adventures of a boy Tintin and his dog, Snowy.

On today, September 25, in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. Born in 1930, O’Connor attended Stanford University for studies in economics and law, where she graduated in 1952. O’Connor faced heavy initial opposition upon graduation as Californian law firms refused to hire her because of her gender. O’Connor thus turned to public service, serving for the Arizona State Senate for several years before being appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979. Later on July 7, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor for Supreme Court Justice.

On today, September 25, in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. Born in 1930, O’Connor attended Stanford University for studies in economics and law, where she graduated in 1952. O’Connor faced heavy initial opposition upon graduation as Californian law firms refused to hire her because of her gender. O’Connor thus turned to public service, serving for the Arizona State Senate for several years before being appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979. Later on July 7, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor for Supreme Court Justice.

On today, September 24, in 1991, Theodor Seuss Giesel, died at the age of 87. Better known as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was the author of many famous children’s works such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, among many others. Interestingly enough, many of Giesel’s works commented on social issues such as environmentalism (The Lorax) and racial equality (The Butter Battle Book). Yertle the Turtle made parallels to the nuclear arms race, How the Grinch Stole Christmas to anti-authoritarianism, and Horton Hears a Who to anti-isolation/internationalism. When the Watergate scandal hit in the 70’s, Giesel converted Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! to a political version: Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now! Giesel had significant influence in expanding the field of children’s literature.

On today, September 24, in 1991, Theodor Seuss Giesel, died at the age of 87. Better known as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was the author of many famous children’s works such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, among many others. Interestingly enough, many of Giesel’s works commented on social issues such as environmentalism (The Lorax) and racial equality (The Butter Battle Book). Yertle the Turtle made parallels to the nuclear arms race, How the Grinch Stole Christmas to anti-authoritarianism, and Horton Hears a Who to anti-isolation/internationalism. When the Watergate scandal hit in the 70’s, Giesel converted Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! to a political version: Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now! Giesel had significant influence in expanding the field of children’s literature.

On today, September 19, in 2010, marked the official end of the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill after five months of continuous oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill began on April 22, after an explosion of methane gas from the underwater drilling unit damaged oil pipes. At its peak in mid June, the BP oil spill released an estimated 150,000+ barrels of oil into the ocean every day. After several failed attempts, the oil spill was finally stopped after a cement sealed the leaking pipe, rendering the well “dead.” The oil spill has been described as the “worst environmental disaster the US has faced,” killing large proportions of organisms in the affected range. BP is still in the midst of settling legal compensations, possibly costing BP more than 30 billion dollars.

On today September 19, in 1982, Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman used the first ever emoticon smiley, as posted in a message board to distinguish between serious and joke posts.

On today September 19, in 1982, Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman used the first ever emoticon smiley, as posted in a message board to distinguish between serious and joke posts.

I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.

- Jimi Hendrix

On today September 18, in 1970, marks the death of electric guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

braiker:

I just got an idea for a new sitcom.
washingtonpoststyle:

Members of the Los Angeles police department dress up as elderly women in order to catch a purse snatcher in 1960.
(Photo via LAPD’s Facebook)

braiker:

I just got an idea for a new sitcom.

washingtonpoststyle:

Members of the Los Angeles police department dress up as elderly women in order to catch a purse snatcher in 1960.

(Photo via LAPD’s Facebook)

(via npr)

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

DECEMBER 1: ROSA PARKS REFUSES TO GIVE UP SEAT, 1955
On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
For many, this day became a symbolic start for the civil rights movement. American Experience’s acclaimed “Eyes on The Prize” series covered all the major events of the civil rights movement.
On the accompanying site, read the national press during the boycott and browse through photos of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even ordinary citizens who participated in this historic campaign for equality.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

DECEMBER 1: ROSA PARKS REFUSES TO GIVE UP SEAT, 1955

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

For many, this day became a symbolic start for the civil rights movement.

American Experience’s acclaimed “Eyes on The Prize” series covered all the major events of the civil rights movement.

On the accompanying site, read the national press during the boycott and browse through photos of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even ordinary citizens who participated in this historic campaign for equality.

On today November 19, in 1977, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab to visit Israel, a Jewish state. The move signified a period of public discussion of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Sadat spoke before the Knesset (Israeli legislature) on resolving religious hostilities, “We really and truly welcome you to live among us in peace and security.” Sadat’s move surprised the international community and sparked a wake of demonstrations.

On today November 19, in 1977, Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab to visit Israel, a Jewish state. The move signified a period of public discussion of the Arab-Israeli conflict.  Sadat spoke before the Knesset (Israeli legislature) on resolving religious hostilities, “We really and truly welcome you to live among us in peace and security.” Sadat’s move surprised the international community and sparked a wake of demonstrations.

October 23, in 1973, Nixon finally agrees to release Watergate tapes to District Court Judge John Sirica. Below is an excerpt from the "Smoking Gun" tape

  • Nixon: Good. Good deal! Play it tough. That's the way they play it and that's the way we are going to play it.
  • Haldeman: O.K. We'll do it.
  • Nixon: Yeah, when I saw that news summary item, I of course knew it was a bunch of crap, but I thought ah, well it's good to have them off on this wild hair thing because when they start bugging us, which they have, we'll know our little boys will not know how to handle it. I hope they will though. You never know. Maybe, you think about it. Good!
  • Nixon: When you get in these people when you...get these people in, say: "Look, the problem is that this will open the whole, the whole Bay of Pigs thing, and the President just feels that" ah, without going into the details... don't, don't lie to them to the extent to say there is no involvement, but just say this is sort of a comedy of errors, bizarre, without getting into it, "the President believes that it is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again. And, ah because these people are plugging for, for keeps and that they should call the FBI in and say that we wish for the country, don't go any further into this case", period!
  • Haldeman: OK
  • Nixon: That's the way to put it, do it straight (Unintelligible)
  • Haldeman: Get more done for our cause by the opposition than by us at this point.
  • Nixon: You think so?
  • Haldeman: I think so, yeah.
On today, October 22, in 1979, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi,  the shah of Iran, was allowed by U.S. president Jimmy Carter to visit  the United States for medical treatment. News of the shah’s stay in the  U.S. would be unpopular in Iran, sparking the Iran hostage crisis in the  following November.

On today, October 22, in 1979, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the shah of Iran, was allowed by U.S. president Jimmy Carter to visit the United States for medical treatment. News of the shah’s stay in the U.S. would be unpopular in Iran, sparking the Iran hostage crisis in the following November.

unhistorical:

October 15, 2003: China becomes the third country to send a human into space.

China’s first astronaut (or “taikonaut”) was Lieutenant Colonel (now Major General) Yang Liwei. On this date in 2003, he commanded the Shenzhou 5 mission (神舟五号) in a Shenzhou spacecraft that sent him into orbit for twenty-one hours before his reentry capsule landed in Inner Mongolia, PRC.  

Yang was not, however, the first Chinese astronaut: Taylor Wang (born in Shanghai) became the first ethnic Chinese person in space in 1985. Even so, Shenzhou 5 was regarded as a major landmark for Chinese science, technology, and nationalism by the PRC media. Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General, called the event a step forward for all mankind”.

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Happy birthday Google! You’ve lived well since your formally recognized birth in 1998.
wow i’m getting old.

Happy birthday Google! You’ve lived well since your formally recognized birth in 1998.

wow i’m getting old.

On today September 26, in 1946, the first issue of Tintin came out. Tintin was a Belgian cartoon magazine which would gain widespread support as a source for entertaining, high quality comics. Production of  Tintin magazines would continue for 47 years until its close in 1993.
Tintin's most famous comic series would be its principal title, The Adventures of Tintin, a cartoon chronicling the adventures of a boy Tintin and his dog, Snowy.

On today September 26, in 1946, the first issue of Tintin came out. Tintin was a Belgian cartoon magazine which would gain widespread support as a source for entertaining, high quality comics. Production of  Tintin magazines would continue for 47 years until its close in 1993.

Tintin's most famous comic series would be its principal title, The Adventures of Tintin, a cartoon chronicling the adventures of a boy Tintin and his dog, Snowy.

On today, September 25, in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. Born in 1930, O’Connor attended Stanford University for studies in economics and law, where she graduated in 1952. O’Connor faced heavy initial opposition upon graduation as Californian law firms refused to hire her because of her gender. O’Connor thus turned to public service, serving for the Arizona State Senate for several years before being appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979. Later on July 7, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor for Supreme Court Justice.

On today, September 25, in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. Born in 1930, O’Connor attended Stanford University for studies in economics and law, where she graduated in 1952. O’Connor faced heavy initial opposition upon graduation as Californian law firms refused to hire her because of her gender. O’Connor thus turned to public service, serving for the Arizona State Senate for several years before being appointed to Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979. Later on July 7, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated O’Connor for Supreme Court Justice.

On today, September 24, in 1991, Theodor Seuss Giesel, died at the age of 87. Better known as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was the author of many famous children’s works such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, among many others. Interestingly enough, many of Giesel’s works commented on social issues such as environmentalism (The Lorax) and racial equality (The Butter Battle Book). Yertle the Turtle made parallels to the nuclear arms race, How the Grinch Stole Christmas to anti-authoritarianism, and Horton Hears a Who to anti-isolation/internationalism. When the Watergate scandal hit in the 70’s, Giesel converted Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! to a political version: Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now! Giesel had significant influence in expanding the field of children’s literature.

On today, September 24, in 1991, Theodor Seuss Giesel, died at the age of 87. Better known as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was the author of many famous children’s works such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, among many others. Interestingly enough, many of Giesel’s works commented on social issues such as environmentalism (The Lorax) and racial equality (The Butter Battle Book). Yertle the Turtle made parallels to the nuclear arms race, How the Grinch Stole Christmas to anti-authoritarianism, and Horton Hears a Who to anti-isolation/internationalism. When the Watergate scandal hit in the 70’s, Giesel converted Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! to a political version: Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now! Giesel had significant influence in expanding the field of children’s literature.

On today, September 19, in 2010, marked the official end of the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill after five months of continuous oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill began on April 22, after an explosion of methane gas from the underwater drilling unit damaged oil pipes. At its peak in mid June, the BP oil spill released an estimated 150,000+ barrels of oil into the ocean every day. After several failed attempts, the oil spill was finally stopped after a cement sealed the leaking pipe, rendering the well “dead.” The oil spill has been described as the “worst environmental disaster the US has faced,” killing large proportions of organisms in the affected range. BP is still in the midst of settling legal compensations, possibly costing BP more than 30 billion dollars.

On today September 19, in 1982, Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman used the first ever emoticon smiley, as posted in a message board to distinguish between serious and joke posts.

On today September 19, in 1982, Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Scott Fahlman used the first ever emoticon smiley, as posted in a message board to distinguish between serious and joke posts.

I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.

- Jimi Hendrix

On today September 18, in 1970, marks the death of electric guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

October 23, in 1973, Nixon finally agrees to release Watergate tapes to District Court Judge John Sirica. Below is an excerpt from the "Smoking Gun" tape

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