Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 28


Confucius say: "Have some cake! It Confucius Birthday!" Actually, he probably never said that, seeing as birthday cake had yet to be invented in 551 BC, the year the great Chinese teacher was born.

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On this day in 1066, William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.

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On this day in 1867, Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario. And they STILL haven’t gotten over themselves!

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On this day in 1889, the first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. Seriously.

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On this day in 1928, the U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis. Yeah... real dangerous drug, there, guys.

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On this day in 1973, the ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'├ętat in Chile.

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On this day in 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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On this day in 1996, former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.

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On this day in 2000, Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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On this day in 2008, SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

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