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

The Fourth Lateran Council defined the doctrine of transubstantiation today (1215). Also, most of the men aboard the Mayflower signed their Compact, in what is now Provincetown Harbor (1620), Gottfried Leibniz gave the first demonstration of integral calculus (1675), the Flat Hat Club, the first college fraternity, formed at Williamburg’s Raleigh Tavern (1750), the Virginia Military Institute was founded (1839), the parliament of Victoria, Australia enacted the Aboriginal Protection Act that led to the Stolen Generations (1869), the Haymarket Martyrs were executed in Chicago, on the same day work began on the Manchester Ship Canal (1887), Washington became our 42nd state (1889), the Great Blue Norther set both record high and record low temperatures in many Midwest cities (1911), the armistice ending World War I took effect (1918), 6 people were killed as fighting broke out between American Legion and Industrial Workers of the World members during the Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington (1919), President Warren Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery (1921), the U.S. Highway Numbering System was adopted (1926), the Shrine of Remembrance opened in Melbourne, Australia (1934), 144 people died as an unexpected blizzard struck from Kansas to Michigan (1940), 12 Italian U.N. peacekeepers in the Congo were killed in the Kindu Massacre (1961), the Kuwaiti National Assembly ratified the Constitution of Kuwait (1962), the 853-year-old monarchy in the Maldives became a republic (1968), Angola gained independence (1975), the General Synod of the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests (1992), Vice President Al Gore dedicated the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the National Mall (1993), Elizabeth II gave royal assent to the House of Lords Act limiting hereditary peerage (1999), 155 skiers and snowboarders died when fire swept through a cable car in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria (2000), the New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior was dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington, on the same day the Palestinian Liberation Organization confirmed the death of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas was elected PLO Chairman (2004), and Elizabeth II dedicated the New Zealand War Memorial in London (2006). And the RMS Queen Elizabeth II set sail on her final voyage to Dubai (2008).


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