Aug. 4, 1983:
Future baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is arrested for cruelty to animals
in Toronto. Finishing warm-ups during a game between Winfield’s Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Winfield’s toss to a ball boy strikes and kills a seagull. The charges are dropped the next day.
Aug. 4, 2012:
NASA climate scientist James Hansen publishes a paper
in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
saying that the link between the recent rash of extreme weather and climate change is strong. "This is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact," said Hansen.
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