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

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on the coast of Texas today (1528). Also, Pius VI appointed John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the U.S. (1789), the Dominican Republic adopted their first constitution (1844), George Eliot submitted his Scenes of Clerical Life for publication (1856), Rutgers edged Princeton 6-4 in the first official American college football game (1869), Memphis became the first major city to participate in the Tennessee Valley Authority (1934), Edwin Armstrong presented his paper on frequency modulated signals to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers, on the same day Parker Brothers bought the rights to Elizabeth Magie’s original version of Monopoly (1935), NBC’s Meet the Press debuted with host Martha Rountree, the show’s creator and only female host (1947), the U.N. General Assembly condemned South Africa’s apartheid policies (1962), 300,000 unarmed Moroccans gathered in Tarfaya to begin the Green March to reclaim the Western Sahara from Spanish rule (1975), 39 people died when the Kelly Barnes Dam collapsed, flooding the town of Toccoa, Georgia (1977), guerrillas seized the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, beginning a two-day siege that would leave 115 dead including 11 Colombian Supreme Court justices (1985), 45 people died when a British Airways helicopter crashed on approach to the Shetland Islands’ Sumburgh Airport (1986), a fire destroyed Madagascar’s historic Rova of Antananarivo, on the same day the Cleveland Browns’ owner Art Modell announced he was moving the team to Baltimore (1995), and Australians voted to retain the Head of the Commonwealth as their nation’s head of state (1999). And 7 people died as an express train struck a car near Ufton Nervet, England (2004).


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