Sunday, June 18, 2017

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June 18 is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year.

1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118
A flight from London Heathrow to Brussels crashes minutes after take-off killing all 118 people on board.

On June 18, 1948, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.
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On This Date
1812 The United States declared war against Britain.
1815 British and Prussian troops defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in Belgium.
1873 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1948 The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted the International Declaration of Human Rights.
1948 Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing, 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record.
1979 President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
1983 Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
2002 A Palestinian detonated a nail-studded bomb in a Jerusalem bus, killing 19 passengers and himself.
2004 European Union leaders agreed on the first constitution for the bloc's 25 members.
2006 Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected the first female presiding bishop for the Episcopal Church, the U.S. arm of the global Anglican Communion.




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The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, Dr. R. Thomas Webb, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers. While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, she especially wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December 6 of the previous year. (It was the worst mining disaster in U.S. history, killing more than 360 men and boys, and leaving about 1,000 children fatherless.) Although the Fairmont service was the first known to honor fathers, it did not turn into an annual event, nor was the idea promoted (a large July 4 celebration in Fairmont and a tragic young death from typhoid fever having taken over the news at the time).
Several other people across the nation had similar ideas throughout the years, but Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd is credited for being the one to popularize it, starting events that led to Father’s Day becoming a U.S. national holiday.





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Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 61 people, many of them dying because they were trapped in their cars when flames swept over a road. Portugal declared three days of national mourning on Sunday as Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa called the disaster "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years."

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Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?   Skywatchers observe a partial solar eclipse in Madrid, Spain, in March 2015. During a total solar eclipse, observers notice a sudden drop in temperature.

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Man Gets Wrong Testicle Removed, Wins $870K In Malpractice Settlement
A Pennsylvania man named Steven Hanes became almost $900,000 richer this week, after a court ruled against a hospital and one of its doctors for removing the wrong testicle during a June 2013 operation. SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT.


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Amazon's Whole Foods Acquisition Reignites Walmart War
When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment - the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete.



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Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer  -(CNN) Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship's collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said.


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On Wednesday, a Middletown man went to his shed to get his lawnmower out but what he discovered may disturb you. Russell Smith says it was the largest thing he’s ever seen, something belonging in the jungles of the Amazon. This new species of spider, which is believed to be among the world’s most venomous, is also the largest known spider ever recorded. The exctedin aracnophilla (Ohio wandering spider) was found in a shed on Wilberham ave. The spider was guarding a large nest containing as many as 5000 hatchings, and after further investigation 6 other houses in the neighborhood of the 1600 block of Wilberham at least 30 other of these enormous spiders were found.

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A 12-foot Burmese python was captured, and its 39 eggs confiscated, Friday morning near a canal in an Everglades preserve. John Hammond, a state-licensed python hunter for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, found the snake lying on the clutch of eggs near the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area in West Miami-Dade. The snake will be euthanized, FWC spokeswoman Carli Segelson said. As for the eggs? Scrambled.

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