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

Maximinus Thrax, the first Roman Emperor who would never enter Rome, was crowned today (235). Also, 5 Swedish nobles were beheaded by the new regent Charles in the Linköping Bloodbath (1600), the Dutch East India Company was founded (1602), Walter Raleigh was freed after 13 years in the Tower of London (1616), 349 buildings were destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston (1760), Napoleon returned to Paris with an army of over 300,000 to begin his “Hundred Days” rule (1815), Bavarian King Ludwig I abdicated (1848), Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published (1852), the Republican Party was formed (1854), 4247 people died as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Mendoza, Argentina (1861), Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity (1916), the Arts Club of Chicago hosted Pablo Picasso’s first U.S. showing (1923), classical music premiered on U.S. television with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS (1948), Tunisia gained independence (1956), the European Space Research Organization, now the European Space Agency, was established (1964), her chauffeur and bystanders rescued Princess Anne and her husband Mark Phillips from a would-be kidnapper outside Buckingham Palace (1974), Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race (1985), the Food and Drug Administration approved AZT for the treatment of HIV/AIDS (1987), Imelda Marcos went on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering (1990), 13 people were killed when sarin gas was released on the Tokyo Subway (1995), Legoland California opened (1999), and the U.S. invasion launched the Iraq War (2003). And 150 Chadian soldiers were killed by rebels attempting to overthrow President Idriss Deby (2006).


Good morning! ::hugggggs::