Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
An estimated 10,000 people died as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake known as “The Lesser Judgment Day” rocked Constantinople today (1509). Also, John Smith was elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia (1608), Nathan Hale volunteered to spy for the Continental Army (1776), Simón Bolívar was named President of Peru (1823), Elias Howe patented his sewing machine (1846), George Mary Searle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora (1858), a sheriff’s posse killed 20 unarmed miners striking at the Lattimer Mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania (1897), New York City’s municipally-owned IND subway line opened (1932), on a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu claimed to hear the call of God to leave her convent and live and work among the poor in India, where she would become known as Mother Teresa (1946), running barefoot through the streets of Rome, Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila won the marathon and became the first sub-Saharan African to win an Olympic gold medal (1960), 20 black students attended public schools in Alabama, ending a standoff between federal courts and Gov. George Wallace (1963), citizens of Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to remain a British protectorate under self-rule rather than become part of Spain (1967), the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team lost for the first time, in a still-disputed game with the Soviet Union (1972), Guinea-Bissau gained independence (1974), John Paul II began his 11-day papal visit to Canada and the U.S. (1987), and consecrated Africa’s largest church, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (1990), Charles Ingram cheated to win £1 million on Britain’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2001), and Switzerland joined the United Nations (2002). And the Large Hadron Collider was powered up at CERN (2008).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::