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

Francis Drake claimed Nova Albion, now California, for England today (1579). Also, Willem Barentsz discovered the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen (1596), Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth, prompting Mughal Shah Jahan I to spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal (1631), Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet began exploring the Mississippi River (1673), Juana Rangel de Cuéllar founded the city of Cúcuta, Colombia (1773), France’s Third Estate declared itself the National Assembly (1789), Kamehameha III issued the edict that gave Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian islands (1839), the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor (1885), the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps was established (1898), the College Board released the forerunner to the SAT (1901), President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (1930), four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash were killed by gangsters attempting to free Nash at Kansas City’s Union Station (1933), Eugen Weidmann was executed outside the Saint-Pierre Prison in Versailles, the last public execution in France (1939), Iceland declared independence (1944), 19 workers died when what is now the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, then under construction, collapsed into Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet (1958), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned mandatory public school prayer and Bible recitation in Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), President Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs (1971), five White House operatives were arrested for burglary after breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel (1972), Saudi Air Force pilot Sultan bin Salman Al Saud became the first Muslim, first Arab, and first royal to fly into space, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery (1985), the last Dusky Seaside Sparrow died in a protected habitat on the Discovery Island at Walt Disney World in Florida (1987), and President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed what would later be codified as START II (1992). And O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (1994).

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureIdentity, Interrogation, and Integrity: My Trans Experience
Midday MatineeTuesday’s Tale: Tropical Depression Biff
Campus QuestionCan Rachel Dolezal be black when few people of color can be white?
Our EarthBiggest Climate March Ever

Today on Campus

Morning Feature – The Squirrel with David Brooks, Donald Trump, Rich Jerks, and Other Mixed Nuts
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – Feral Pigs Create Serious Problem

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::