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

Byzantium was renamed Nova Roma, although the city would remain more widely known as Constantinople, today (330). Also, a copy of the Diamond Sutra was printed in China, making it the first known printed book (868), 54 Knights Templar were burned as heretics in France (1310), Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam, now New York City (1647), Robert Gray sailed into the Columbia River (1792), William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland, and William Wentworth led an expedition to cross Australia’s Blue Mountains (1813), President James Polk requested and Congress passed a Declaration of War against Mexico (1846), Minnesota became our 32nd state (1858), Luxembourg gained independence (1867), 7 people were killed in a gunfight over railroads’ and settlers’ land rights near Hanford, California (1880), 4000 Pullman Palace Car workers began a wildcat strike in Illinois (1894), 32 Shriners died in a train derailment in Lompoc, California (1907), Congress established Montana’s Glacier National Park (1910), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded (1927), Siam became Thailand (1949), 144 people died as 33 tornadoes including an F5 struck Waco, Texas (1953), Mossad agents captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina (1960), 26 people died as an F5 tornado struck Lubbock, Texas (1970), a federal court cited government misconduct in dismissing charges against Daniel Ellsberg related to his release of the Pentagon Papers (1973), 56 soccer fans died as a fire swept through Bradford, England’s Valley Parade stadium (1985), Klaus Barbie went on trial in Lyon, France for war crimes committed during World War II (1987), over 170 countries agreed to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (1995), 110 people died when ValueJet Flight 592 crashed into the Florida Everglades, on the same day 8 climbers died attempting to summit Mount Everest (1996), and 52 people were killed when two car bombs exploded in Reyhanli, Turkey (2013). And 15 people died in a stampede after police fired tear gas into the crowd at a soccer match at Kinshasa’s Stade Tata RaphaΓ«l, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2014).

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureTed Cruz: Free Speech for Me, PC for Thee? (Ask Ms. Crissie)
Campus QuestionDoes GOP hype make ISIS look stronger?
Our EarthEco News Roundup

Today on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Morning FeaturePendulous? (Meta Monday)
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Adventure Advocacy
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – Source of Methane Plume in Four Corners Studied

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