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

Charlemagne arrived in Rome to investigate allegations against Pope Leo III today (800). Also, San Jose was founded as the first civilian European settlement in what is now California (1777), a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked New Jersey, the most powerful quake ever recorded in the state (1783), the November Uprising against Russian rule in Poland began (1830), Prussia ceded sovereignty of the German Confederation to Austria in signing the Punctation of OlmΓΌtz (1850), Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph (1877), Japan’s Meiji Constitution took effect (1890), the Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 11-0 to win the first American professional football league championship (1902), Richard Byrd led the first expedition to fly over the South Pole (1929), Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas performed the first human surgery to correct blue baby syndrome (1944), the United Nations General Assembly approved a plan for the partition of Palestine (1947), President-elect Dwight Eisenhower fulfilled his first campaign promise by going to Korea to review the status of the Korean War (1952), Enos became the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth, aboard Mercury-Atlas 5 (1961), President Lyndon Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John Kennedy (1963), the Canadian Space Agency launched Alouette 2 (1965), Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigned (1967), Atari released the video game Pong (1972), the United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions demanding the Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait and the release of all foreign hostages by January 15 (1990), Philippine armed forces laid siege to the Peninsula of Manila Hotel to put down a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes, on the same day 6 people died as a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Martinique (2007), and four police officers were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington (2009). And 33 people died when LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 crashed in Namibia (2013).

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureMythinformation, Part II: Black and Other Fridays
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus QuestionIn the wake of the Austin Mexican Consulate attack, is violence only okay when whites attack government?

Today on Campus

Morning FeatureMythinformation, Part III: The Value of Myths (Non-Cynical Saturday)
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::