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Viking raiders sacked Paris today (845). Also, Juan Bautista de Anza found the site for the Presidio of San Francisco (1776), the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was partitioned with Courland and Semigallia given to Imperial Russia (1795), Heinrich Olbers discovered the asteroid 2 Pallas (1802), the short-lived Paris Commune was established (1871), Henri Fabre flew the first seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion (1910), over 380 people died as the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak tore through the Midwest and Deep South (1920), Constantinople and Angora became Istanbul and Ankara (1930), the Acheson–Lilienthal Report proposed international control of nuclear materials and technology (1946), China dissolved the government of Tibet (1959), Nobel laureate poet Giorgos Seferis spoke out on the BBC World Service against the military junta ruling Greece (1969), the U.S. Supreme Court issued their controversial decision in Stump v. Sparkman giving judges broad immunity from private lawsuits even when a judge fails to provide basic due process protections (1978), the Three Mile Island nuclear plant underwent a partial meltdown on the same day Conservative Party member Margaret Thatcher moved for a vote of no confidence against Labour Party Prime Minister James Callaghan (1979), President George H. W. Bush posthumously awarded Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal (1990), and 1300 people died when the magnitude 8.7 Sumatra earthquake rocked Indonesia (2005). And a million French union members, students, and unemployed persons protested the proposed First Employment Contract Law (2006).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::