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

Rome’s Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus was dedicated today (509 BCE). Also, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated (335), Madrid’s San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace was completed (1584), the Philadelphia Convention set the date for the first presidential election (1788), Francis Scott Key composed “Defence of Fort McHenry” during the Battle of Baltimore (1814), Phineas Gage suffered a brain injury that would spawn some science and more myth (1848), Hannibal Goodwin patented celluloid photographic film (1898), Elizabeth McCombs was elected to the New Zealand Parliament (1933), Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate, making her the first woman to serve in both chambers of the U.S. Congress (1948), scavengers stole a radioactive device from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, leading to four deaths and dozens of cases of radiation sickness (1987), Desmond Tutu led an anti-Apartheid march in South Africa (1989), Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with PLO leader Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords (1993), the Ulysses probe passed the Sun’s south pole (1994), and the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007). And Hurricane Ike struck Texas on the same day the Indian Mujahideen set off five bombs in Delhi, India (2008).


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