Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

At the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia, Emperor Theodosius II, founded the University of Constantinople today (425). Also, the crowning of Khitan chieftain Abaoji as Emperor Taizu began northern China’s Liao Dynasty (907), the Scottish Lords the Congregation and the Duke of Norfolk representing Elizabeth I signed the Treaty of Berwick to expel the French from Scotland (1560), William Dampier signed the island of New Britain (1700), the British House of Commons voted not to continue the war with the new United States (1782), the District of Columbia Organic Act brought the capital district under the jurisdiction of Congress (1801), Manuel Belgrano raised his newly designed Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario, on the same day Lord Byron defended Luddite protests against industrialism in his first address to the House of Lords (1812), the Dominican Republic gained independence (1844), Abraham Lincoln gave his Cooper Union Address (1860), Meiji Proclamation 57 adopted the modern Flag of Japan for merchant ships (1870), the British Labour Party was founded (1900), the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment in Leser v. Garnett (1922), an arsonist set the Reichstag Fire (1933), the U.S. Supreme Court held in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical that the NLRB had no authority to order employers to reinstate workers who were fired during a sit-down strike (1939), Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discovered carbon-14 (1940), 74 miners died in an explosion at Smith Mine #3 in Bear Creek, Montana (1943), the Twenty-second Amendment was ratified (1951), Juan Bosch was inaugurated as the first democratically-elected President of the Dominican Republic aftet the reign of dictator Rafael Trujillo (1963), Arnhem’s Mildredhuis became the Netherlands’ first legal abortion clinic (1971), the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota (1973), the U.S. Senate began televising their proceedings (1986), the Caracazo riots began in Caracas, Venezuela (1989), 58 Hindu pilgrims were killed when arsonists set fire to the the Sabarmati Express train near the Godhra railway station in Gujarat, India (2002), 116 people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard SuperFerry 14 in Manila Bay, on the same day the first version of the John Jay Report detailed sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the U.S. (2004), and the Shanghai Stock Exchange fell 9%, the steepest drop in 10 years (2007). And 525 people died and another 25 left still missing when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile (2010).

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