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

Richard I chartered the city of Portsmouth today (1194). Also, Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, became Duke of Carinthia (1335), Anne Boleyn was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason, witchcraft, and generally being a royal inconvenience as Henry VIII dallied with Jane Seymour (1536), John Knox returned from exile to lead the Scottish Reformation (1559), Robert Barker begattethed the first edition of the King James Bible (1611), Charles II chartered the Hudson’s Bay Colony (1670), the Dos de Mayo Uprising began in Madrid, an event Francisco de Goya would memorialize in his painting The Second of May (1808), Charlotte Augusta, the Princess of Wales, married Léopold of Saxe-Coburg (1816), the April Uprising began in Koprivshtitsa, so named because Bulgaria was then still using the Julian Calendar (1876), Good Housekeeping premiered, on the same day Belgian King Léopold II established the Congo Free State (1885), General Motors acquired the Chevrolet Motor Company (1918), the Negro National League played their first game, in Indianapolis (1920), Jack Benny made his radio debut (1932), Adolf Hitler banned trade unions (1933), Soviet troops raised the Red Flag over Berlin, on the same day Heinrich von Vietinghoff surrendered all German forces in Italy (1945), 2 guards and 3 inmates died in the “Battle of Alcatraz” (1946), Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Xǔ Jìng led a team of 10 Chinese climbers in the first ascent of Shishapangma (1964), the Queen Elizabeth 2 began her maiden voyage (1969), 91 miners died in a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho (1972), Hungary began dismantling its border fence with Austria, allowing East Germans to defect (1989), 32 people died as a commuter bus veered off the road and struck a tree near Gdańsk, Poland (1994), the European Central Bank was founded (1998), Mireya Moscoso became the first woman elected as President of Panama (1999), President Bill Clinton lifted restrictions on accurate GPS signals (2000), 4500 people were forced to evacuate as Chile’s Chaitén Volcano began to erupt, on the same day 138,366 people died as Category 4 Cyclone Nargis struck Burma (2008), 30 people died as an E. coli outbreak struck Europe, on the same day U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan (2011), and a pastel of Edvard Munch’s The Scream sold for an art world record $120 million in New York City (2012). And at least 350 and perhaps as many as 2700 people died in two mudslides in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province (2014).

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureThe Baltimore Uprising and Theories of Change
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus QuestionDid this week’s violence help spur the charging of six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray?

Today on Campus

Morning Feature – The Squirrel with Very Mixed Nuts (Non-Succulent Saturday)
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::