Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Kraków, Poland received city rights today (1257). Also, the Frontenac was launched as the first steamer on the Great Lakes (1807), the June Rebellion erupted in Paris, an event featured in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables (1832), Houston, Texas was incorporated (1837), Frederick VII signed the Constitution of Denmark (1849), the abolitionist National Era began serializing Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1851), the first regularly-scheduled Orient Express left Paris (1883), the Constitution of Denmark was amended to guarantee women’s suffrage (1915), 61 people died as a fire swept through Chicago’s La Salle Hotel (1946), Secretary of State George Marshall outlined his European aid plan in a speech at Harvard University (1947), Orapin Chaiyakan was elected as the first female member of Thailand’s Parliament (1949), Elvis Presley premiered “Hound Dog” on The Milton Berle Show (1956), British Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigned amidst a sex scandal (1963), after winning the California Democratic primary, Robert Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles (1968), 11 people died when Idaho’s Teton Dam collapsed (1976), a CDC reported 5 cases of a rare strain of pneumonia involving weakened immune systems, what would be the first recognized cases of AIDS (1981), portions of Scarborough, England’s Holbeck Hall Hotel fell into the sea after a landslide (1993), the first Bose-Einstein Condensate was created (1995), 41 people died as Tropical Storm Alison swept ashore in Texas (2001), temperatures exceeded 122°F as a severe heat wave peaked in India and Pakistan (2003), and 31 people were killed when security forces clashed with indigenous protesters near Bagua, Peru, on the same day 40 people died when a fire swept through a day care center in Hermosillo, Mexico (2009). And this century’s last transit of Venus began (2012).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::