Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Cathedral of Chartres, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was dedicated today (1260). Also, the Treaty of Brétigny ended the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War (1360), John White returned to England after being unable to find any survivors of the second Roanoke Colony (1590), the Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years’ War (1648), the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia (1795), William Lassell discovered Uranus’ moons Umbriel and Ariel (1851), Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association soccer club still in operation, was founded (1857), the First Transcontinental Telegraph across the U.S. was completed, ending the 18-month-old Pony Express (1861), hoping to raise money for retirement, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel (1901), Harry Houdini gave his last public performance (1926), the “Black Thursday” crash of the New York Stock Exchange heralded the Great Depression (1929), Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of Brazil’s First Republic, was ousted in a coup d’état and replaced by the military junta of Getúlio Dornelles Vargas (1930), the George Washington Bridge opened (1931), the United Nations was founded (1945), a camera aboard V-2 No. 13 took the first photograph of Earth from space (1946), Walt Disney gave the names of employees he believed to be communists to the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947), the cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters building was laid (1948), President Dwight Eisenhower pledged U.S. support to South Vietnam (1954), over 100 people died when a Soviet R-16 missile exploded on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (1960), Northern Rhodesia gained independence and became the Republic of Zambia (1964), the Polish government legalized the Solidarity trade union (1980), Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti revealed NATO and CIA Operation Gladio to his parliament (1990), the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win a World Series (1992), the Deep Space 1 mission was launched to explore comets and asteroids (1998), acting on a tip from a truck driver, police arrested Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo at a rest stop in Myersville, Maryland (2002), the Concorde made its last commercial flight (2003), Manchester United ended Arsenal F.C.’s English Premier League record 49-game unbeaten streak (2004), 61 people died as Category 3 Hurricane Wilma struck Florida (2005), and China launched the Chang’e 1 lunar probe (2007). And “Bloody Friday” saw record declines on many of the world’s stock exchanges (2008).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – President Obama Praises Black Lives Matter, plus Ryan Retreats and Gowdy Routed
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Friedai Critters
Campus Question – Is it possible that ancient aliens are controlling the 2016 election?
Today on Campus
Morning Feature – Trey Gowdy and the Fundamental Attribution Error (Non-Cynical Saturday)
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::