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Archive for December 26, 2011

On This Day: December 27, 1941

On This Day: December 27, 1941

Office of Price Administration begins to ration automobile tires On this day in 1941, the federal Office of Price Administration initiates its first rationing program in support of the American effort in World War II: It mandates that from that day on, no driver will be permitted to own more than five automobile tires. President Roosevelt established the Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply in April 1941 to "stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in ... Full Story

Fort Collins Stabbing

Stabbing at Plaza Hotel At approximately 9:55 p.m. Christmas night a 44 year old male walked into Poudre Valley Hospital bleeding from a laceration to his neck.  He was treated at the hospital for that injury and other apparent stab wounds. Allegedly, he was stabbed by Scott O’Neill (DOB 12/20/1973) outside a room at the Plaza Hotel on east Mulberry in Fort Collins, Colorado earlier in the evening. Larimer County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified and contacted Mr. O’Neill at the Plaza ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon January program

Foothills Audubon January program

   

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

It is one of the largest and longest lived storms ever recorded in our Solar System. First seen late last year, the above cloud formation in the northern hemisphere of Saturn started larger than the Earth and soon spread completely around the planet. The storm has been tracked not only from Earth but from up close by the robotic Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn.         A Raging Storm System on Saturn  Image Credit: Cassini Imaging ... Full Story

On This Day: December 26, 1610

On This Day: December 26, 1610

Bathory's torturous escapades are exposed On this day in 1609 or 1610 (sources are not conclusive), Count Gyorgy Thurzo makes an investigative visit to Csejthe Castle in Hungary on orders from King Matthias and discovers Countess Elizabeth Bathory directing a torture session of young girls. Bathory was already infamous in the area for her torture and murder of servants and peasants, but her title and high-ranking relatives had, until this point, made her untouchable. Her bloodthirsty ... Full Story

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