Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Edict of Amboise ended the first phrase of the French Wars of Religion by granting limited religious freedom to the Huguenots today (1563). Also, the Cádiz Cortes promulgated Spain’s first effective constitution (1812), Louis Riel declared a provisional government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion (1885), Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded their first cinematograph footage (1895), Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time (1918), Nevada legalized gambling (1931), the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened (1932), French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion became overseas départements of France (1946), Willie Mosconi ran 526 consecutive balls in a straight pool exhibition, a world record that stands today (1954), Bob Dylan released his first album (1962), Texas Western, now the University of Texas at El Paso, became the first team to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament with an all-black lineup (1966), the U.S. House began broadcasting day-to-day proceedings on C-SPAN (1979), Argentinian forces landed on the Falkland Islands, sparking war with Britain (1982), a sex scandal forced televangelist Jim Bakker to resign as head of the PTL Club (1987), Taba raised the Egyptian flag, marking the end of Israel’s 16-year occupation of the Sinai after the Yom Kippur War (1989), the Commonwealth of Nations suspended Zimbabwe on charges of human rights abuses and electoral fraud (2002), George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq (2003), and cosmic ray burst GRB 080319B, the farthest object visible to the naked eye, was observed for 30 seconds (2008). And the U.N. intervention in Libya began as the French air force destroyed four Libyan tanks near Benghazi (2011).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::