Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Polish King Bolesław II murdered Bishop Stanislaus of Kraków today (1079). Also, William III and Mary II were crowned joint sovereigns of Britain (1689), Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion premiered (1727), the Treaty of Fontainebleau forced Napoleon Bonaparte’s first abdication and exile to Elba (1814), Tokugawa Yoshinobu surrendered Tokyo’s Edo Castle, ending the 268-year Tokugawa Shogunate (1868), the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded (1876), as was the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, now Spelman College (1881), Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw opened (1888), suffragettes burned down the Nevill Ground cricket pavilion in Kent, England, which denied entry to women (1913), the International Labour Organization was founded (1919), President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur, on the same day the Stone of Scone was found on the altar in Scotland’s Arbroath Abbey, almost four months after Scottish students had taken it from Westminster Abbey in London (1951), the Merdeka Talks concluded with Britain agreeing to self-rule for Singapore (1957), Adolf Eichmann went on trial in Israel for his role in the Holocaust (1961), John XXIII issued Pacem in Terris, his peace encyclical “to all men of good will” (1964), 256 people died as 51 tornadoes swept the Midwest on Palm Sunday (1965), President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act (1968), Apollo 13 was launched (1971), the BBC radio comedy show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue premiered (1972), the Apple I went on sale (1976), London Transport’s Silver Jubilee buses began service (1977), Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was deposed (1979), Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and Jordan’s King Hussein bin Talal secretly signed the London Agreement (1987), Philadelphia Flyers’ Ron Hextall’s shot into the Boston Bruins’ empty net made him the first NHL goalie to score a playoff goal (1989), the crew a U.S. reconnaissance plane were released 10 days after landing their damaged aircraft on China’s Hainan Island (2001), 21 people were killed when a bomb exploded at the El Ghriba synagogue in Tunisia (2002), 33 were killed in two bombings in Algiers (2007), and 15 were killed in a bombing at the Minsk Metro station in Belarus (2011). And 10 people died as a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia (2012).
Yesterday on Campus
Morning Feature – The Squirrel with No Fact-Checking for Ted Cruz?
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Furries!
Campus Question – As Senate Democrats coalesce around Social Security expansion, will a “movement of movements” influence Hillary Clinton?
Today on Campus
Morning Feature – The Squirrel with Hillarynuts
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::