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

Bayinnaung, who would build the largest empire in Southeast Asia’s history, was crowned King of Burma today (1554). Also, the first public museum in what would be the U.S. was opened in Charleston, South Carolina (1773), the Mission Santa Clara de AsΓ­s was founded in what is now Santa Clara, California (1777), the Wernerian Natural History Society was organized in Edinburgh, Scotland (1808), residents of Palermo began the Sicilian uprising that spread to populist revolts across Europe (1848), Britain’s Royal Aeronautical Society was founded (1866), Octavia Hill, Robert Hunter, and Hardwicke Rawnsley founded Britain’s National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (1895), the crew of the Lynmouth Lifeboat Station began an heroic 15-mile portage of the 34-foot Louisa across Exmoor to Porlock Weir, where they would launch the following morning to rescue the crew of the Forrest Hall (1899), the first long-distance radio signal was broadcast from atop the Eiffel Tower (1908), the University of the Philippines College of Law was founded (1911), Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park, on the same day the U.S. House rejected a bill to guarantee women the right to vote (1915), the “Mosaic Confessors” law made Finnish Jews full citizens (1918), Sam ‘n’ Henry, later Amos ‘n’ Andy, premiered on Chicago’s WGN (1926), Arkansas’ Hattie Caraway won a special election to complete her deceased husband’s term, making her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate (1932), President Franklin Roosevelt created the National War Labor Board (1942), five friends rediscovered Spain’s Caves of Nerja (1959), the Zanzibar Revolution began (1964), James Bedford was cryonically preserved (1967), Joe Namath led the American Football League’s New York Jets to an historic upset victory over the National Football League’s Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III (1969), the surrender of Biafra ended the Nigerian Civil War (1970), All in the Family premiered on CBS, on the same day anti-war protester Philip Berrigan and five members of the ‘Harrisburg Seven’ were indicted on charges of plotting to kidnap Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and bomb heating tunnels in Washington D.C., of which they were later acquitted (1971), the U.N. Security Council voted to allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to participate in debates (1976), then-Rep. Bill Nelson flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia as a mission specialist on STS-61-C (1986), Congress authorized military action to force Iraq out of Kuwait (1991), 19 European nations agreed to ban human cloning (1998), Downtown Disney opened in Anaheim, California (2001), the RMS Queen Mary 2 made her maiden voyage (2004), 362 Muslim pilgrims died in a stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on the same day Egyptian authorities refused the decommissioned French aircraft carrier Clemenceau passage through the Suez Canal (2006), and the comet C/2006 P1 reached perihelion, making her the brightest comet in over 40 years (2007). And 316,000 people died when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti (2010).

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