3 February 2024

Quote of the day

The rights of no oppressed people have ever yet been obtained by a voluntary act of justice on the part of the oppressors.

– Martin Delany

This day in history

  • 382 AD, Eastern Emperor Theodosius settles the Goths in Thrace.
  • 1488 AD, Dias lands in Mossel Bay after rounding Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1509 AD, Portuguese Navy defeats alliance fleet consisting of Venetians, Ottomans, Mamluks, Zamorin of Calicut, and Ragusa in the Battle of Diu, India.
  • 1807 AD, British forces temporarily capture Montevideo.
  • 1809 AD, Territory of Illinois allocated by US Congress.
  • 1961 AD, US Air Force begins “Operation Looking Glass” and places world under continuous possibility of nuclear war for the next 30 years.
  • 1966 AD, Soviet Luna 9 probe makes first soft landing on Moon and produces first pictures from lunar surface.
  • 2023 AD, Train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio spills vinyl chloride and other toxic substances. Phosgene and hydrogen chloride gas form as chemicals burn and a toxic mess poisons the Ohio River. Footage from surveillance cameras the train passed showed flames on the train no less than 20 miles before reaching East Palestine. The Doomtrain departed from Madison, Illinois.

 

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