Sunday, June 5, 2016

PARACULTURAL CALENDAR FOR JUNE 5


On this day in 8239 BC, the Universe is imagined into existence by a couple of void-dwelling Gods, according to the Mayan "long-count" calendar. FYI, this is the same calendar that lists December 21st, 2012 A.D. as the day that the Universe was supposed to come to an end... so take that with a grain of salt.

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On this day in 1933, Congress enacts a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold, thereby effectively abrogating the United States' use of the gold standard.

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On this day in 1947, US Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe during a speech at Harvard University. This is the unofficial start of the Marshall Plan, an unprecedented reconstruction effort that laid the foundations for the post-war world.

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On this day in 1963, British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns over a sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair, which involved him getting all shagadelic with a call girl who was also regularly banging a Soviet official in London at the time.

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On this day in 1967, the Israeli air force launches simultaneous preemptive attacks on the air forces of Egypt and Syria, thus igniting the Six-Day War.

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On this day, in 1968, at 12:16 am Pacific Standard Time, Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy -- or not, depending on who you ask. RFK succumbs to his wounds the next day. So, let's see... JFK, RFK, MLK, John Lennon... Hey! How come these whack-job lone gunmen only succeed when they go after liberals? Right-wingers have better aim, I guess. And don't give me any of that crap about Oswald being a commie, either. Anyway, watch this video to be educated about the mysteries surrounding the SECOND Kennedy assassination conspiracy.

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On this day in 1981, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

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On this day in 1995, a new state of matter is created in a laboratory. Dubbed the Bose-Einstein Condensate, it can be used to literally reduce the speed of light, slowing it down to the speed of the average bicycle.

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On this day in 2004, American actor and politician Ronald Reagan -- 40th President of the United States – passes away. Read my musings from that time if you're interested in learning how "conservative movementarians" used Reagan's death as cover for their crimes and as a means of concretizing their manufactured legendarium as historical truth.

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