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

Sima Quan’s Shiji or Records of the Grand Historian included the first perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet today (240 BCE). Also, the Diet of Worms ended with Charles V issuing the Edict of Worms that declared Martin Luther an outlaw (1521), a treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ended Conojocular War (1738), the royal court, supported by the faculty of University of Saint Francis Xavier, deposed Spanish governor RamΓ³n GarcΓ­a LeΓ³n de Pizarro in the Chuquisaca Revolution, beginning the South American Wars of Independence (1809), citizens of Buenos Aires expelled viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, launching the Argentine War of Independence (1810), Argentina (1819) and Chile later promulgated constitutions, although only Chile’s would be approved and take effect (1833), Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore opened (1878), Oscar Wilde was convicted of “committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons” and sentenced to two years in prison (1895), Britain’s House of Commons passed the Home Rule Act that would have united Ireland under a devolved government (1914), John Scopes was indicted for teaching evolution in Tennessee (1925), Ohio State’s Jesse Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships (1935), the American Federation of Labor began the Remington Rand Strike (1936), reigning emir Abdullah I of the Transjordan mandate became the first king of an independent Jordan (1946), the University of Houston’s KUHT began broadcasting as the first public television station (1953), an expedition Charles Evans, Joe Brown, and George Band reached the summit of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third tallest mountain, on the same day 80 people died as an F5 tornado struck Udall, Kansas (1955), President John Kennedy announced his goal to “put a man on the Moon,” on the same day 4 people died and 16,000 were made homeless by Singapore’s Bukit Ho Swee Fire (1961), the Organisation of African Unity was established (1963), Glasgow’s Celtic F.C. became the first northern European team to win the UEFA European Cup (1967), St. Louis’ Gateway Arch was dedicated (1968), Star Wars, now titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, opened in theaters on the same day China lifted a decade-old ban on the works of William Shakespeare (1977), 273 people died as American Airlines Flight 191 crashed on takeoff at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, on the same day 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared in New York City (1979), the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf was established (1981), President Ronald Reagan designated May 25th as Missing Children’s Day, in honor of Etan Patz (1983), 10,000 people died as a tropical cyclone and storm surge hit Bangladesh (1985), Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit of Mount Everest (2001), 225 people died as China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated and crashed into the Taiwan Strait (2002), and Oprah Winfrey aired the last episode of her 25-year daily talk show (2011). And the Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station (2012).

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