Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 30


On this day in 1574, Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.

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On this day in 1909, the Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott., sending Creationists into a tizzy of ridiculous back-peddling, lame rationalization, and lowered expectations.

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On this day in 1963, the Hotline - or the infamous "red phone" - between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

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On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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On this day in 1979, scientists witness one of the rarest occurrences in the universe as a large comet hurtles directly into the heart of our sun, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly one MILLION hydrogen bombs.

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On this day in the year 1979, President Jimmy Carter is paddling peacefully down a river in Georgia when, all of a sudden, he's attacked by a crazed, bloodthirsty swamp rabbit! Unfortunately for Carter, the humiliating encounter is witnessed by many.

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