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A coup d’état during the Peloponnesian War replaced Athens’ democracy with the short-lived oligarchy of the Four Hundred today (411 BCE). Also, Nero married Claudia Octavia (53) and committed suicide, ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the Year of the Four Emperors (68), Duccio di Buoninsegna’s Maestà was unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral (1311), Jacques Cartier found the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River (1534), the Harvard Corporation was chartered as the first legal corporation in the Americas (1650), James Oglethorpe received a charter for the colony that became the state of Georgia (1732), Abraham Whipple and John Brown led a team who boarded and burned the beached British customs schooner HMS Gaspée (1772), the Congress of Vienna concluded with a redrawn political map of Europe (1815), 500 Mormons left Iowa City for Salt Lake City (1856), 3 staff members died as London’s Alexandra Palace burned, just 16 days after opening to the public (1873), the Treaty of Tientsin ended the Sino-French War and ceded most of current day Vietnam to France (1885), Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned over President Woodrow Wilson’s response to the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (1915), Charles Kingsford Smith completed the first trans-Pacific airplane flight (1928), Donald Duck debuted in The Wise Little Hen (1934), Thailand’s King Ananda Mahidol was found shot dead in his bedroom and was replaced by his brother Bhumibol Adulyadej, now the world’s longest-serving current monarch (1946), UNESCO founded the International Council on Archives (1948), 90 people died as the storm system that had struck Flint, Michigan the day before unleashed an F4 tornado near Worcester, Massachusetts (1953), U.S. Army special counsel Jack Welch asked Sen. Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” (1954), Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Broad Peak, also known as K3 (1957), Elizabeth II opened London’s Gatwick Airport (1958), 238 people died as severe rains caused a dam to burst in South Dakota’s Black Hills (1972), the Mormon church ended its 148-year whites-only policy for priests (1978), 7 people died as a fire swept the ghost train amusement ride at Sydney Australia’s Luna Park (1979), American University of Beirut professor Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped and would be held for over 6 years (1985), citizens of Thailand celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession (2006), 13 people were killed as two bombs exploded at a train station near Algiers (2008), and 17 people were killed as a bomb exploded at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan (2009). And 40 people were killed when a bomb exploded at a wedding party in Nadahan, Afghanistan (2010).


Yesterday on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Morning FeatureWWTJD? (Meta Monday)
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with I Can’t Have My Weed Whip Until After the Funeral
Campus QuestionAre gated communities and “privately-owned public spaces” tools of segregation?
Our EarthArtificial Intelligence Solves Problem That Stumped Science

Today on Campus

Morning Feature – The Squirrel with Brooks, Fournier, and Other Mixed Nuts
Midday MatineeTuesday’s Tale: The Whirled Cup
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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