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


May 20

1873: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim overalls.

1902Cuba gains independence from the United States.

1932Amelia 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.