Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago, Chile today (1541). Also, England’s Convention Parliament declared that King James II abdicated when he fled to France (1689), James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia and its first city, Savannah (1733), Bernardo O’Higgins formally approved the Chilean Declaration of Independence (1818), the Australian gold rush began when Edward Hargraves announced that he found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales (1851), Michigan State University was established (1855), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded (1909), Puyi abdicated his title as the Xuantong Emperor, the last Emperor of China (1912), the first stone of Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial was placed (1914), U.S. Army Sergeant Isaac Woodard was beaten and blinded by South Carolina police on his way home after his discharge (1946), the Soviet Union launched the Venera 1 probe for Venus (1961), construction began on St. Louis’ Gateway Arch (1963), Western Australia’s Carmen Lawrence became the first female Premier of an Australian state upon the resignation of Peter Dowding (1990), the current Constitution of Mongolia took effect (1992), Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway (1994), the U.S. Senate acquitted President Bill Clinton on all impeachment charges (1999), the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft landed on the asteroid 433 Eros (2001), and former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milošević went on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (2002. And San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses to LGBTs on a directive by Mayor Gavin Newsom (2004).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::