German cities can immediately start banning diesel cars – Carscoops
College May Not Be Worth It Anymore – NY Times
Beer is not beneficial, German court rules – Reuters
How to disappear from the internet – The Guardian
Laurie, a new free Stephen King story – Stephen King
When Australia’s gun buyback program took in 650,000 guns, murder and suicide rates plummeted – VOX
1873: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim overalls.
1902: Cuba gains independence from the United States.
1932: Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
1980: – The population of Quebec rejects, by 60% of the vote, a government proposal to move towards independence from Canada. The 1980 Quebec independence referendum was the first referendum on whether Quebec should pursue a path toward sovereignty. The referendum was called by Quebec’s Parti Québécois (PQ) government, which advocated secession from Canada.