Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Immortal Seven issued the Invitation to William that would culminate in the Glorious Revolution today (1688). Also, Congress organized the Michigan Territory (1805), Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope (1859), biologist Thomas Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, and others debated evolution at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (1860), President Abraham Lincoln granted Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation” (1864), Canada’s first transcontinental train left Montréal for Port Moody, British Columbia (1886), Albert Einstein introduced special relativity in his paper On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies (1905), Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), an asteroid or comet estimated at 100m across exploded over the Podkamennaya Tunguska River (1908), 28 people died when an F4 tornado struck Regina, Saskatchewan (1912), President Warren Harding appointed former President William Taft to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1922), Secretary of State Charles Hughes and Ambassador Francisco Peynado signed the agreement formally ending the U.S. occupation of the Dominican Republic (1922), German Chancellor Adolf Hitler ordered the murders of former supporter Ernst Röhm and at least 85 other Brownshirt leaders in the Night of the Long Knives (1934), London introduced the world’s first emergency phone number, 999 (1939), Chevrolet produced the first Corvette (1953), Congo gained independence (1960), the National Organization for Women was founded (1966), Paul VI issued the Credo of the People of God (1968), the first leap second was added to the UTC time system (1972), the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbanded (1977), 39 U.S. hostages held for 17 days aboard TWA Flight 487 were freed in Beirut (1985), the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the $1 coin, known as the Loonie (1987), East and West Germany merged their economies (1990), and 32 miners died in a coal fire in the Donbass region of Ukraine (1991). And Britain transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong to China (1997).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::