Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Republic of Dubrovnik was founded today (1358). Also, the 13 Stratford Martyrs were executed near London for their protestant beliefs (1556), Latter Day Saints founder Joseph Smith, Jr. and his brother Hyrum were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (1844), the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue made her inaugural run from Washington D.C. to New York City (1895), Joshua Slocum completed the first solo circumnavigation of the globe (1898), 13-year-old cricketer A.E.J. Collins scored a record 628 runs not out (1899), Russian sailors aboard the battleship Potemkin mutinied to protest autocracy and war (1905), the Canadian Parliament passed the Canadian Citizenship Act (1946), the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution to send troops to defend South Korea (1950), the Guatemalan Congress passed the Agrarian Reform Law known as Decree 900 that sought to move the nation from feudalism to capitalism (1952), three players were sent off with red cards and fighting continued in the dressing rooms after Hungary defeated Brazil in a World Cup quarterfinal dubbed the “Battle of Berne” (1954), 400 people died as Hurricane Aubrey made landfall on the Texas-Louisiana border (1957), Uruguayan President Juan María Bordaberry suspended his nation’s Parliament and Constitution, establishing himself as dictator (1973), President Richard Nixon visited the Soviet Union (1974), Djibouti gained independence (1977), 81 people died when Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously exploded en route from Italy to Sicily (1980), the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China blamed former Premier Mao Zedong for the Cultural Revolution in their “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” (1981), Route 66 was closed (1985), 56 people died when an incoming train struck a stopped train at Paris’ Gare de Lyon terminal (1988), British Prime Minister Tony Blair resigned, on the same day 19 people died as Brazilian police fought drug dealers in the favelas of Complexo de Alemão (2007), and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was reelected in a runoff, a week after first-round winner Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew amidst rising violence against Tsvangirai’s supporters (2008). And NASA launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph to study the Sun (2013).
Yesterday on Campus
Morning Feature – “Remember Charleston!” Part II: This Is White Supremacy
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question – Will this week’s Supreme Court decisions drive aggrieved entitlement rage even higher?
Today on Campus
Morning Feature – “Remember Charleston!” Part III: Light, Heat, and Persistence (Non-Cynical Saturday)
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::