Monday, June 12, 2017

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June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year.

1962: Three escape from Alcatraz
Three inmates convicted of bank robbery are missing from America's most notorious prison in California.


1964: Nelson Mandela jailed for life
The leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, is given a life sentence for sabotage.


1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is barred from holding office for six years after she being found guilty of electoral corruption.

On June 12, 1987, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to ''tear down this wall.'' Go to article »

On This Date
1776 Virginia's colonial legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights.
1898 Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.
1937 The Soviet Union under Josef Stalin executed eight army leaders during a purge.
1939 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y.
1963 Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Miss.
1971 President Richard M. Nixon's daughter Tricia and Edward F. Cox were married in the White House Rose Garden.
1978 David Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for each of the six "Son of Sam" .44-caliber killings in New York City.
1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (Her former husband, football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson, was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil action.)
2002 The Los Angeles Lakers won a third straight NBA title and Shaquille O'Neal was named MVP of the finals for the third straight year.
2008 A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that foreign detainees held for years at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba had the right to appeal to U.S. civilian courts to challenge their indefinite imprisonment without charges.


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PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Your secrets, posted here, every Sunday.

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Scandinavian subculture of ‘greasers’ said to be responsible for Sweden having amassed more restored American 1950s cars than the United States itself has today. The “Raggare” movement, which emerged from a post-war youth counterculture mainly in Sweden and parts of Norway, is known for its undying love of vintage American hot rod cars and 1950s pop culture.

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Butch Cassidy waited along the trail, hidden in the bushes. He knew the banker, with a thousand dollars in his pocket, would be coming his way shortly. He didn’t have to wait long. The banker approached in a buggy, and, as luck would have it, stopped right in front of Cassidy’s hiding place to count his money. Cassidy stepped out of the bushes, six-shooter in hand, and said, “I’ll take those.”
There’s nothing unusual about Butch Cassidy robbing a banker. What makes this story unusual is that it allegedly happened several years after he and the Sundance Kid were supposed to have died in a famous gunfight in Bolivia.
According to Lula Betenson, Cassidy’s youngest sister, Cassidy and the Sundance Kid didn’t die in Bolivia. Betenson is the author of "Butch Cassidy, My Brother." She wrote the book in 1975. The information in her book came from a meeting she said she had with her brother in 1925, when Betenson was 41 and Cassidy was 59. Betenson died in 1980.


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In 1954, Russia built the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The technology then made strides in the U.S. and Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. But following accidents at the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear plants, enthusiasm for the technology waned. In recent years however, nuclear power has seen new growth in Asia. See an outline of the development of nuclear power around the world.

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After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.

Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow.

The woman shut up and quietly sat down in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?"

"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, ...............But I fish on Fridays!




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IT’S HARD TO explain Poppy

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Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled financial support on Sunday for the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Julius Caesar" in New York over its portrayal of the assassinated ancient Roman leader that resembles U.S. President Donald Trump. The contemporary staging of William Shakespeare's tragedy, by the nonprofit Public Theater, portrays Caesar as a powerful, blond-haired man wearing a business suit with an American flag pin, while his wife, Calpurnia, has a Slavic accent and dresses in designer fashions.

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A union boss walks into a crowded bar next to the factory and is about to order himself a drink when he sees a guy close by wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. He does not have to be an Einstein to know that this guy is a Republican. So, he shouts over to the bartender so loudly that everyone can hear, "Drinks for everyone in here, bartender, but not for the Republican."
Soon after the drinks have been handed out, the Republican gives him a big smile, waves at him then says, "Thank you!" in an equally loud voice.

This infuriates the union boss. Later, the union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone, except the Republican. As before, this does not seem to bother the Republican. He continues to smile, and again yells, "Thank you!"

The union boss says to himself, "Damn Republican!" After a while, the union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone, except the Republican. As before, this STILL doesn't seem to bother the Republican who continues to smile, and again yells, "Thank you!"

The union boss asks the bartender, "What the hell is the matter with that Republican?" I have ordered three rounds of drinks for everyone in the bar but him, and all that dumb ass does is smile and thank me. Is he nuts?"

"Nope," replies the bartender. "He owns the place."

ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS & LIBERALS:

WHEN THE HORSE DIES, DISMOUNT!



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This image is known as the "Fort Worth Five Photograph." Front row left to right: Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy; Standing: Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Fort Worth, Texas, 1900.












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