Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
England’s Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated today (1092). Also, the puppet character Mr. Punch premiered (1662), Thomas Blood tried to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London (1671), Gabriel Lawrence, William Griffin, and Thomas Wright were hanged for sodomy after having been arrested at Margaret Clap’s ‘molly house’ (1726), the Vienna stock market crashed, setting off the 65-month Long Depression (1873), Romania declared independence, on the same day 2541 people died as a magnitude 8.5 earthquake off the coast of Peru triggered a tsunami that reached Japan (1877), Australia convened her first parliament, in Melbourne (1901), the City of Truro became the first European steam locomotive to reach 100mph (1904), the Vatican placed the works of Gabriele D’Annunzio in the Index of Forbidden Books (1911), the Australian Parliament moved to the new capital of Canberra (1927), Italy’s Victor Emmanuel III abdicated and was replaced by his son Umberto II (1946), Rainier III became Prince of Monaco (1949), Robert Schuman proposed a supranational community in Europe, considered the birth of the European Union (1950), Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo premiered (1958), the FDA approved Envoid for use in birth control (1960), the Baltimore Orioles’ Jim Gentile became the first Major League player to hit grand slam home runs in consecutive innings, on the same day FCC Chairman Newton Minow gave declared TV “a vast wasteland” (1961), at least 75,000 anti-war demonstrators gathered in front of the White House (1970), the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon (1974), 33 people died as a fire destroyed Amsterdam’s Hotel Polen (1977), the execution of Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian in Tehran spurred the mass exodus of 100,000 Jews from Iran (1979), 35 people died as the MV Summit Venture struck the Sunshine Skyway Bridge across Tampa Bay, on the same day 3 people died and 33 vehicles were destroyed as police pursued armed gunmen after a bank robbery in Norco, California (1980), 183 people died as LOT Flight 5055 crashed after takeoff from Warsaw, Poland (1987), 129 soccer fans died in a stampede at Ghana’s Accra Sports Stadium (2001), and Palestinians inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem agreed to the deportation of 13 suspected terrorists, ending the 38-day standoff with Israeli troops (2002). And 45 people died as a Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into West Java’s Mount Salak during a demonstration flight (2012).
Yesterday on Campus
Morning Feature – Unglued, Part II: Communities Behind Bars
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question – Will the British election results give ‘unskewed polls’ new life?
Today on Campus
Morning Feature – Unglued, Part III: Seeing Each Other (Non-Cynical Saturday)
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::