THIS DAY IN HISTORY – February 4* 1677 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer* 1913 – Rosa Parks, American activist (d. 2005)* 1940 – George A. Romero, American director and producer* 1947 – Dan Quayle, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 44th Vice President of the United States* 1948 – Alice Cooper, American singer-songwriter and actor* 1967 – Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft* 2004 – Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg* 2006 – A stampede occurs in the PhilSports Arena near Manila, killing 71 people
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY* Fungus from Antarctica survived Martian conditions simulated aboard ISS* The rotten smelling Amorphophallus titanum to bloom next week* Method developed to restore the bacterial benefits of vaginal birth to c-section babies
POLITICS AND RELIGION
* State Legislatures Behaving Badly – Florida house committee passes abortion ban | via Progressive Secular Humanist – Washington state senate committee passes transgender bathroom bill | Transgender People’s Bodies Are ‘Security Concerns’ | State Rep. Graham Hunt quits over military-service exaggerations – Oklahoma has several anti-gay bills | via Raw Story via via Addicting Info – Utah senate resolution would declare porn a public health crisis | Full bill – Utah house bill would give opposite sex couples preference in adoption – Idaho house’s proposed constitutional amendment would allow state funds to go to religious schools* Bundy occupation update* Religion headed to extinction in nine countries* Lunch meeting between French and Iranian Presidents canceled over wineHarlem church of James “There’s semen in my coffee” Manning to be sold at auction | via Joe My God | Gays trying to buy his church
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