Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 27



On this day in 1540, the Society of Jesus – better known to conspiracy theorists as the Jesuits – receives its charter from Pope Paul III.

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On this day in 1590, Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.

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On this day in 1821, Mexico gains its independence from Spain.

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On this day in 1822, Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.

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On this day in 1905, the physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

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On this day in 1937, the Balinese Tiger declared extinct.

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On this day in 1954, the nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.

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The Warren Commission investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is first made public on this day in the year 1964. The Commission's conclusions? That Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, that every shot came from a window on the sixth floor of the Dallas school book repository building, and that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

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On this day in 1968, the stage musical HAIR opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.

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On this day in 1988, lab tests approved by the Vatican show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Shroud of Turin was fabricated in the early Middle Ages, and therefore could not possibly be Jesus's burial cloth. True believers, however, refuse to accept the findings, citing the fact that science is "a tool of the DEVIL!"

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On this day in 1998, the Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.

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On this day in 2008, CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.Or does he?

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