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April 22, 1500 Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers Brazil.
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April 22, 1500 Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers Brazil.

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April 10, 1790 Yes, you invented it, but do you have a Patent?
The US Patent Statute was signed into law on April 10, 1790 by President Washington. The Statute did not create a Patent Office but created a cabinet level committee of the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the Attorney General to make decisions over the merit of a petition for patent. Samuel Hopkins received the first US patent for apparatus and process for making potash on July 31, 1970. Other patents that year were issued for a candle making process and a flour-milling machine.
Potash is a manufactured form of salt that contains water soluble potassium (K) used in fertilizers and other products. The above image is for a ‘personal’ electrical body wear patent, I believe it is for masturbation cessation or possibly for stimulation.

April 10, 1790 Yes, you invented it, but do you have a Patent?

The US Patent Statute was signed into law on April 10, 1790 by President Washington. The Statute did not create a Patent Office but created a cabinet level committee of the Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and the Attorney General to make decisions over the merit of a petition for patent. Samuel Hopkins received the first US patent for apparatus and process for making potash on July 31, 1970. Other patents that year were issued for a candle making process and a flour-milling machine.

Potash is a manufactured form of salt that contains water soluble potassium (K) used in fertilizers and other products. The above image is for a ‘personal’ electrical body wear patent, I believe it is for masturbation cessation or possibly for stimulation.

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The Estudo Geral (General Study ~Portuguese) in Lisbon opened its doors hosting students and faculty of the Arts, Law, Medicine and the General Canon. The University was later confirmed by Pope Nicholas IV. In 1325, the University was transferred to Coimbra where it is still in operation today.

This makes it one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world.

University of Coimbra

image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coimbra_December_2011-6b.jpg

Wolverine Cat

the best cat video there is at what a cat video does

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Later published as HOGAN’S ALLEY with the Yellow Kid (Mickey Dugan) as the main character, the target demographic for the first comic strip was the New York World’s adult audience. The strip took on such topics as class, racial tension, urban issues and other social commentary. Now comparable to the New Yorkers’ erudite single panels the Yellow Kid quickly became a smear against publications who carried it.

Yellow Journalism was used as a derogatory term by William Randolph Hearst against The World’s publisher John Pulitzer as part of negative ad campaign to win subscribers. The term has now become synonymous with poor journalistic standards and ethics, or more popularly used to describe any news source one personally disagrees.

SOCHI ON TINDER

"I implore, as the best blessing which Heaven can bestow upon me upon earth, that if the direful and sad event of the dissolution of the Union shall happen, I may not survive to behold the sad and heart-rending spectacle."

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Henry Clay Portrait via Mathew Brady Studio Circa 1850

Henry Clay The Great Comprimiser

Today in History in speech before the U.S. Senate,
February 5, 1850,

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 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus died in now York, England while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians (Early Scots). His two sons, Caracalla and Geta took control without clear right of succession with their father’s wife as advisor. He is famously said to have given the advice to his sons: “Be harmonious, enrich the soldiers, and scorn all other men.”

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H.L. Mencken was an influential writer, editor and thinker during the first half of the 20th century. Mencken spoke against Christian Science, religion in general, and declared himself a fervent nonbeliever. In 1931 the Arkansas legislature passed a motion to pray for Mencken’s soul after he had called the state the .apex of moronia.