Supports Clinton in Iowa

Bill Clinton and Perry give their support to Hillary, at a rally in Iowa. I stand and I march with Hillary. I believe in her future, her vision. I believe in her policies. I believe in equal rights for men, women. Hillary: Y’know, sometimes it’s important. You just have to roar about what you have to fight for.

Receives Mark Twain prize

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Murphy with the Mark Twain Prize, which honors those who influence society in the tradition of Samuel Clemens. Murphy calls the prize a “tremendous honor.” Actually, it’s an award, but they call it a prize. Usually when there’s a prize, there’s money.

Buys VW scandal film rights

DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way and Paramount Pictures buy the film rights to an as-yet-unwritten book about the VW scandal, where the company admitted that 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide are fitted with software that beat emission tests. The book will be written by Ewing, a New York Times journalist, and it will reportedly explore the “more, better, faster” […]

Unveils gun control measures

Clinton unveils gun control measures she would enact as president, including calls for universal background checks and a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet. She invites the mother of a boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to join her on stage. So many of the parents of these precious children who […]

SNL bartender skit

In a skit on SNL, Clinton (McKinnon) confides her concerns about the 2016 presidential race to her bartender, Val (Clinton), and sings Lean On Me. Clinton: I’m just so darned bummed, all anyone wants to talk about is Donald Trump. Val: Donald Trump? Isn’t he the one that says ‘you’re all losers’?

Dances with Ellen

Clinton dances with Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Dancer Boss teaches them the Silento’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) dance moves.

Trump – Clinton call skit

Clinton chats with Fallon, playing Trump, in a skit on The Tonight Show.  Clinton: What is your stance on women’s issues. Fallon/Trump: I know a lot of women and they have issues. When Fallon/Trump makes fun of Sanders’s lack of hair, Clinton: Yeah, well, at least he doesn’t have one strand that he twirls over his head like a […]

Accuses EPA of lying about spill amount

During a speech to a crowd of high school students in the Navajo Nation city of Shiprock, NM, Brockovich accuses the EPA of not telling the truth about the amount of wastewater that fouled rivers in three states after spilling from a Colorado mine. They did not tell the truth about the amount. There were millions and millions […]

Becomes longest reining monarch

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history by passing Queen Victoria, who served for 63 years and seven months. While inaugurating a new train route along the Scottish border, she says she had not aspired to pass Victoria and simply saw it as a logical result of having lived a long life. I thank […]

Serena beats sister in U.S. Open

Serena wins the U.S. Open quarterfinal against her sister Venus. 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Serena is 16-11 in their all-in-the-family matches, including 9-5 in majors and 3-2 at the U.S. Open. Serena: Obviously we are very, very tough competitors on the court, but once the match is over, the second it’s done, you know, we’re sisters, we’re roommates, […]

Breaks silence, resumes work

In his first interview, Palmer says he will return to work after Labor Day, I have a lot of staff members, and I’m a little heartbroken at the disruption in their lives. And I’m a health professional. I need to get back to my staff and my patients, and they want me back. That’s why I’m […]

Austria and Germany open borders

Germany opens borders to thousands of refugees from Hungary. About 4,300 people arrive in Germany, escaping Syria and Iraq. Austria says it received at least 6,500 refugees and migrants who flooded across the Hungarian border, where charity workers provided hospitality and much-needed bedding and food. Merkel: The right to political asylum has no limits on the number of asylum […]

Offers to buy island for refugees

Sawiris says “there is no limit” on what he is willing to spend to buy an island from Italy or Greece to provide 100,000 to 200,000 refugees with a new home. He says the new country could be called “Hope.” He says people would be free to return home at any time or stay on the island. Greek and Italian […]

Breaks Spotify record

Bieber’s What Do You Mean? breaks the record for biggest first week on Spotify, with more than 21 million globally listens., even though only five days have passed. The previous record — 20 million streams — was set last month by One Direction for Drag Me Down. The company says Bieber had a spike in streams after he performed at the MTV […]

Supreme Court nomination confirmed

The Senate confirms Marshall’s nomination as Supreme Court Justice. He is the first African American to sit on the high court. The roll-call vote is 69 to 11. Southerners try to delay Marshall’s appointment. The Southern opposition charges that Marshal was a “judicial activist” who looks to his personal philosophies rather than to the law for guidance. Senator Javits defends the appointment: […]

Illegal business practices suit

New York state’s attorney general Schneiderman files a $40 million lawsuit against Trump and his for-profit investment school, accusing them of engaging in illegal business practices. The suit alleges the Trump Entrepreneur Institute – called Trump University until 2010 – operated without an educational license while misleading consumers into paying for courses promising to teach Trump’s real estate […]

Renames Mt McKinley to ‘Denali’

Obama renames North America’s highest peak from Mount McKinley — after the 25th president — to its traditional Alaska Native name, Denali. White House statement: In 1896, a prospector emerged from exploring the mountains of central Alaska and received news that William McKinley had been nominated as a candidate for President of the United States. In a […]

Urges Egypt to overturn convictions

Clooney, who represents Fahmy, urges the Egyptian President to overturn the Cairo convictions. The verdict today sends a very dangerous message in Egypt. It sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job, for telling the truth and reporting the news…[Every third party who has weighed in on the lengthy case says] there […]


A judge in Egypt sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood and operating in Egypt without a licence; Greste and Fahmy for three years, while Mohammed receives an extra six months for possessing a single bullet. Greste will avoid imprisonment as he was deported to Australia and was being tried in absentia, but Fahmy […]

Convicted for sex offenses

A jury of nine men and three women takes eight hours to clear Labrie of rape but convicts him of three misdemeanors: sexual assault, using a computer to lure a minor for sex, and child endangerment. As part of a hazing tradition, Labrie was accused of forcing himself on a 15-year-old freshman girl in a mechanical room at […]

FAA approves paper drone

FAA approves the PowerUp 3.0 paper airplane drone to fly commercially. The smartphone-controlled paper airplane has a flight time of five to 10 minutes and a range of 180 feet. It has also been used and endorsed by NASA scientists. The petition was filed by a lawyer with a concentration in drone law and pilot who wants to […]

This Is The Republican Party ad

Priorities USA, which supports Clinton, releases a 30-second ad, subtitled in Spanish, titled This Is the Republican Party, in Colorado, Florida and Nevada. The ad opens with Trump’s announcement speech. The video then cuts to audio of Bush using the term “anchor babies,” and Walker comments on ending birthright citizenship.

Eat lettuce grown in ISS

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station eat red romaine lettuce, which they freshly harvested from the orbiting lab’s vegetable plant growth system. The space garden snack marks the first time NASA had cleared its astronauts to eat what they grew. Before eating, they clean the lettuce with citric acid-based sanitizing wipes. Lindgren: That’s awesome Yui: I like that Kelly: It […]

Thousands of migrants enter Serbia

Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, are walking through southern Serbia before jumping on trains and buses north to western Europe. 8,000 migrants have registered in the southern Serbian town of Presevo over the past 24 hours. State authorities and aid agencies are struggling to provide tents, food and water to thousands who have come since […]

4400 migrants rescued

A massive international rescue operation involving several ships rescues 4,400 migrants off the coast of Libya.  Several Italian coast guard and navy ships pull migrants from 22 vessels, including rubber dinghies, off the country’s coast. The EU border agency rescues 95 people from a very unstable rubber dinghy and takes on board another 206 rescued by the Italian navy. […]

Greek ferries move migrants from islands

In response to the more than 160,000 migrants arriving this year, and to ease the overcrowding on the islands, the Greek government charters a ferry that registers and transports over 2500 migrants to Greece’s main port near Athens. Most migrants do not want to stay in Greece and head north to Greece’s border with Macedonia with the aim of going through the Balkans […]

UNHCR: 264,500 migrants arrived in 2015

UNHCR says that some 264,500 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean this year. They include more than 158,000 who have arrived in Greece — many landing on small islands ill-equipped to deal with the influx — along with about 104,000 who’ve gone to Italy, around 1,950 to Spain and almost 100 to Malta.

100,000 migrants entered Italy in 2014

Italy’s interior ministry says 101,480 boat migrants arrived in the country in 2014. Italy has rescued more than 70,000 migrants through its “Mare Nostrum” (Our Sea) mission of Mediterranean patrols which it began in October 2014. The operation patrols the waters between Africa and Sicily. Recent migrants have been refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war and Eritrea’s harsh military service. Italy’s interior minister says […]

Syria sarin attack report

60 Minutes reports on an August 2103 Sarin nerve gas attack in Damascus, Syria. U.S. intelligence estimates that is kills 1,429 civilians, including 426 children. Nobody knew what was going on. People were just praying for God to have mercy on them. Sir, I’ve seen things you wouldn’t even dream about in your worst nightmares It just […]

Admits using website

Former Chicopee mayor Bissonnette confirms on his Facebook page that he signed up on the Ashley Madison website in 2010 using his city email, but he denies using the service.

UVA establishes endowed position

The University of Virginia announces that it is establishing a permanent position in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in honor of Bond. Funding for The Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice stands at $2 million and has a goal of $3 million.

Charlottesville tribute

Friends, University of Virginia faculty and community members gather and place flowers in the water to remember Bond. Similar events are held across the country with attendees releasing flowers into bodies of water at 3 p.m., the same time Bond’s family released his ashes into the Gulf of Mexico. His impact on the University of Virginia and the […]

Donates papers

Bond donates correspondence to the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta. The collection covers the period from 1969 to 1996 and contains correspondence, organizational and institutional material related to the Voter Education Project, Political Associates, and The Southern Elections Fund, includes speeches, political ephemera, articles, poetry and a book written by Bond, as well as items relating […]

Georgia flies flags at half-staff

Georgia Gov. Deal orders flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes. In honor & memory of Julian Bond, I will order flags to fly at half-staff on the State Capitol building & grounds tomorrow until sunset. — Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) August 21, 2015

Teaches at Drexel U.

Bond teaches History of the Civil Rights Movement as a visiting professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University.

Break for solo work

One Direction plan an extended break as the members work separately on different projects. One Direction will promote their latest album until February and released the official music video of their single, Drag Me Down before their extended break. They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting […]

Apologizes for Ashley Madison sign up

Ashton apologizes for signing up for Ashley Madison website. He says he signed up while using his personal laptop at work two years ago using his personal credit card and personal email address. He says he never had an affair and “no laws have been broken” in using the website. I deeply regret my affiliation with the site, […]

Chevaliers of the Legion of Honor

In a ceremony at France’s Elysée Palace, French President Hollande makes Roseburg, Stone and Sadler Chevaliers of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration. Hollande says the four men had averted a catastrophe when they tackled and trussed a heavily armed man who had opened fire on the train. He says their coolness under fire was a lesson to […]

Twin pandas born

The National Zoo in Washington says Mei Xiang has had twins. Both cubs appear healthy. They are the 17-year-old panda’s third and fourth surviving offspring.

700 Australian gov and police emails found

More than 700 Australian government official and police officers emails are exposed in the Ashley Madison data breach. A breakdown of the statistics show most heavily affected branches are the defense and education departments with 408 and 504 email addresses found respectively. A total of 81 email addresses are found for police officers.

Attends Quaker School

Bond attends the private Quaker-run George School near Philadelphia. He encounters racial resentment when he begins dating a white girl, incurring the disapproval of white students and the school authorities.

Canadian members sue

Canadian users launch a US$578 million class action lawsuit against Ashley Madison alleging ALM failed to protect the privacy of “many thousands of Canadians” whose names, emails, home addresses and message history were posted online by hackers for public viewing. The lead plaintiff in the suit is a disabled Ottawa widower. His lawyers said he joined the […]

Ashes to be spread in Gulf

Bond’s family says he will be buried at sea, and invite the public to share in the ceremony. We are honoring his wishes that his body be cremated and his ashes be committed to the Gulf of Mexico. This will be a private, family only service. The final request will be carried out at sea on Saturday, […]

15,000 military emails

The stolen database of 32 million people who used Ashley Madison exposes more than 15,000 email addresses that end in the .mil domain, those serving in the U.S. military. Adultery is a prosecutable offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, that can lead to a year in confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

Account info released

The Impact Team uploads 9.7 gigabytes of Ashley Madison user data that includes member names, emails, phone numbers, credit card details, and sexual preferences. Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men. We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data. Find […]

Says topless photos illegal

Cuomo says women called “desnudas” (Spanish for “naked”) who pose topless for photos in Times Square are breaking the law. The women, who wear paint, thongs and patriotic accessories, pose with visitors and charge for photos. Although being topless is legal in New York, forceful loitering and panhandling are not, according to state law. Cuomo: This activity is illegal […]

IRS reviews tax-exempt status

The Internal Revenue Service reviews the tax-exempt status of the NAACP, citing concerns over a speech given by Chairman Bond at its annual convention in Philadelphia. The IRS tells the association it has received information that Bond conveyed “statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency” and specifically that he had “condemned the administration policies […]