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Today in History

Big day today.

On February 28, 1943, eleven Norwegian soldiers took out the Vemork chemical plant, putting German nuclear scientists months behind—and allowing the U.S. to overtake the Nazis—in their quest to build an atomic bomb.

And this day in 1970 saw the American release of Van Morrison’s Moondance. It’s one of my favorite albums of all time, so you should definitely know about it if you expect to stay friends.

Oh, also, this is the day, back in 1895, that Sidney Wright, a porter at London’s Albemarle Club, handed Oscar Wilde a visiting card from the Marquess of Queensberry calling him a sodomite. Good times.



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