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

Hannibal’s Carthaginians defeated the Romans at Cannae today (216 BCE). Also, Oliver de Clisson was beheaded for treason in Paris, prompting his wife Jeanne to sell their estate, buy a fleet of ships, and begin a career in English Channel piracy that would earn her the title “The Lioness of Brittany” (1343), Henry Hudson sailed into Hudson Bay (1610), the Declaration of Independence was signed (1776), the first U.S. Census was conducted (1790), the Meiji Restoration abolished Japan’s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (1869), London’s Tower Subway opened as the world’s first underground railway (1870), San Francisco’s cable car system began with the opening of the Clay Street Hill Railroad (1873), workers in Vancouver staged Canada’s first general strike (1918), over 50,000 people died as a typhoon struck Shantou, China (1922), Vice President Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated as President upon the death of President Warren Harding (1923), Carl D. Anderson discovered the positron (1932), Adolf Hitler became Führer and Chancellor of Germany upon the death of President Paul von Hindenburg (1934), the Marihuana Tax Act effectively banned marijuana (1937), Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt urging him to approve work on an atomic bomb (1939), two U.S. destroyers claimed to have taken fire from North Vietnamese gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin (1964), 270 people died as a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Casiguran in the Philippines (1968), 137 people died when a microburst struck Delta Air Lines Flight 191 on approach at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (1985), Pakistan was readmitted to the Commonwealth of Nations (1989), Iraq invaded Kuwait (1990), and an uprising of Banyamulenge Tutsi in Goma sparked the Second Congo War (1998). And all 309 passengers and crew escaped with only 12 serious injuries after Air France Flight 358 ran off the runway and burst into flames at Toronto Pearson International Airport (2005).

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Yesterday on Campus

Morning FeatureThe 7th Annual Bippies, Part III: Political Columns
Campus QuestionWeird News: Have the animals said “No moar!”?

Today on Campus

Morning FeatureHomeland Security Secretary Ann Coulter: “I Can Guess Who the Criminals Are” (Ask Ms. Crissie)
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – A Relentless Hunt at Sea to Save the Fish

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