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

Emperor Basilicus endorsed the Monophysitism position in an Enkyklikon to the Byzantine bishops today (475). Also, England’s Henry V was crowned (1413), as was Denmark’s Bavarian-born Christopher III (1440), St John’s College at Cambridge was chartered (1511), Walter Raleigh set sail from England to establish the Roanoke Colony (1585), Robert Cavelier de La Salle reached the mouth of the Mississippi River and claimed it for France, naming the territory along its banks Louisiana (1682), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the first known recording of an audible human voice (1860), the U.S. Senate approved the treaty to purchase Alaska (1867), Congress passed the Payne–Aldrich Tariff Act, a compromise that split the GOP and helped Democrats win the next year’s midterms (1909), Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her perform at Constitution Hall (1939), the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission was established (1945), 181 people died as the Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes struck Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, on the same day the Journey of Reconciliation was begun to protest Jim Crow restrictions on train travel (1947), Colombia’s 10-year La violencia began with the assassination of populist leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala (1948), the Bolivian National Revolution deposed military strongman Hugo Ballivián Rojas (1952), the Suez Crisis ended as the newly-cleared canal reopened (1957), NASA named the first 7 astronauts, whom the media dubbed the “Mercury Seven” (1959), Los Angeles’ Pacific Electric Railway ceased operations (1961), Houston’s Astrodome opened and hosted the first indoor baseball game (1965), play began in the Philippine Basketball Association, the world’s second-oldest professional basketball league (1975), 2 Japanese crewmen died when the nuclear submarine USS George Washington surfaced beneath and sank the cargo ship Nissho Maru (1981), 20 people were killed when Soviet troops disbursed a pro-independence rally in Tbilisi, Georgia (1989), exactly two years before Georgia declared independence (1991), former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was convicted in a U.S. court on drug and racketeering charges (1992), Iraqis tore down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (2003), Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles (2005), and 60,000 Georgians protested the government of Mikheil Saakashvili (2009). And 37 people died when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Iraq’s Bushehr province, on the same day 13 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in Velika Ivanča, Serbia (2013).


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