[Daily article] January 15: The Pale Emperor

The Pale Emperor is the ninth studio album by American rock band Marilyn
Manson, released on January 15, 2015. In place of their usual industrial
rock style, the album features a sparser, blues-rock-influenced sound.
It was the band’s first album to be co-produced by score composer Tyler
Bates, who had met frontman Marilyn Manson (pictured) through their
mutual involvement in the television series Californication. It was
released through the singer’s Hell, etc. label to generally positive
reviews, with several publications referring to it as the band’s best
album in over a decade. It went on to appear on multiple best-album
lists for 2015. It was also a commercial success, debuting at number
eight on the Billboard 200 with the band’s highest opening week sales
since 2007. The album was dedicated to Manson’s mother, who died of
Alzheimer’s disease during its production. To promote the record, the
band embarked on The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour, which ran for almost two
years along with two co-headlining tours: The End Times with The
Smashing Pumpkins, and a summer 2016 tour with Slipknot.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1759:

The British Museum in London, today containing one of the
largest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to the
public in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.

1865:

American Civil War: The Union Army captured Fort Fisher, the
last seaport of the Confederacy.

1937:

Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican forces both
withdrew after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the
Corunna Road.

1967:

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the
American football championship game now known as Super Bowl I.

1991:

Elizabeth II, as Queen of Australia, signed letters patent
allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute
its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

cut-out:
1. A hole or space produced when something is removed by cutting. Also
attributive.
2. A piece cut out of something
3. A free-standing, rigid print (usually life-sized), often displayed for
promotional purposes; a standee.
4. A trusted middleman or intermediary, especially in espionage. […]
5. (electronics) Any of several devices that halts the flow of a current,
especially an electric current; a trip-switch or trip.
6. (telegraphy) A switch that changes the current from one circuit to
another, or for shortening a circuit. […]
7. (US, agriculture) The separation of a group of cattle from a herd; the
place where they are collected.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  The great problem facing modern man is that, that the means by
which we live have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live. So
we find ourselves caught in a messed-up world. The problem is with man
himself and man’s soul. We haven’t learned how to be just and honest and
kind and true and loving. And that is the basis of our problem. The real
problem is that through our scientific genius we’ve made of the world a
neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius we’ve failed to
make of it a brotherhood. And the great danger facing us today is not so
much the atomic bomb that was created by physical science. Not so much
that atomic bomb that you can put in an aeroplane and drop on the heads
of hundreds and thousands of people — as dangerous as that is. But the
real danger confronting civilization today is that atomic bomb which
lies in the hearts and souls of men, capable of exploding into the
vilest of hate and into the most damaging selfishness — that’s the
atomic bomb that we’ve got to fear today.  
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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