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

The Islamic prophet Muhammad died in Medina today (632). Also, Vikings raided the abbey at Lindisfarne, the start of the Scandinavian Invasion of England (793), Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York, and Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, were executed for their roles in the Northern Rising against Henry IV (1405), the Icelandic volcano Laki began an 8-month eruption that would kill 9000 and cause a 7-year famine (1783), James Madison proposed twelve amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including ten that were ratified within two years as Bill of the Rights and one that was ratified 203 years later as the Twenty-seventh Amendment (1789), festivals across France marked the unveiling of Robespierre’s new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being (1794), 194 descendants of HMS Bounty mutineers, arrived from the Pitcairn Islands to begin the Third Settlement of Norfolk Island (1856), Herman Hollerith applied for a patent for his punched card calculator (1887), President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act, authorizing the president to set aside public lands with historical or conservation value (1906), Margaret Bondfield was appointed Minister of Labour, the first woman to serve in the British Cabinet (1929), Milton Berle hosted the debut of NBC’s Texaco Star Theater (1948), an FBI report named Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson as members of the Communist Party, on the same day George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four was published (1949), Thomas Blamey became Australia’s only native-born field marshal (1950), 116 people died as an F5 tornado struck Flint and Beecher, Michigan, on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in the nation’s capital could not exclude black diners (1953), 16 people died when an F5 tornado struck Topeka, Kansas (1966), 34 sailors were killed when Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty during the Six Day War (1967), AP photographer Nick Ut took his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running naked after being burned by napalm (1972), 56 British soldiers were killed when Argentine fighter jets attacked the RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram during the Falklands War (1982), New South Wales decriminalized LGBT relationships (1984), the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act received royal assent (1987), the first World Ocean Day was celebrated to coincide with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro (1992), 8 children were killed when a knife-wielding assailant went on a rampage at Osaka’s Ikeda Elementary School (2001), 9 people died as floods struck Newcastle, New South Wales (2007), 37 miners were trapped when the Karl Marx Coal Mine collapsed in Yenakiieve, Ukraine, on the same day 7 people died when a knife-wielding assailant struck a video game store in Chiyoda, Japan (2008), and U.S. journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling were convicted of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years penal labor, although they would be released two months later (2009). And businessman Christopher O’Neill married Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, in Stockholm (2013).


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