Monday, June 18, 2012

Animal Kingdom, Can You Hear Me Now?, -and- The Clothes Make the Man

In the News Today
  • Animal Kingdom - Wolves maul woman to death at zoo in Sweden
  • Can You Hear Me Now? - Ottawa airport wired with microphones as Border Services prepares to record travelers' conversations
  • The Clothes Make the Man - Adidas under fire for unveiling new trainer with shackles

    Technology in the News Today
  • IBM Supercomputer Overtakes Fujitsu As World's Fastest
  • Verizon Rolls Out 300 Mbps "Quantum" FiOS Internet Service
  • CBS Picks Up "Draw Something" TV Show

    Born on this Day in History: June 18, 1952 - Isabella Rossellini appeared in her first film in 1976, and has since made over 50 other films, including Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Big Night. She was also the face of Lancôme cosmetics for 14 years.

    On this Day in History: June 18, 1812 - The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law--and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seaman into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the "War Hawks" had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States.

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