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Nebuchadnezzar II began his 30-month siege of Jerusalem today (588 BCE). Also, the British Museum opened (1759), Robert Morris recommended that Congress establish a national mint and adopt decimal coinage (1782), Indiana chartered the University of Notre Dame (1844), a Thomas Nast cartoon depicted the Democratic Party as a donkey (1870), the Pemberton Medicine Company, now Coca-Cola, was founded (1889), James Naismith published the rules for basketball (1892), black college women formed the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (1908), 21 people died in the Boston Molasses Disaster (1919), the Derveni Papyrus was found in Greece (1962), the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl (1967), and Wikipedia came online (2001). And the European Space Agency’s SMART-1 orbiter discovered calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron and other surface elements on the moon (2005).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::