Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Peace of Bicêtre paused the French civil war between the Armagnac and Burgundian factions today (1410). Also, New Zealand adopted a national time zone (1868), the seventh of eight Great Fires devastated Oulu, Finland (1882), North and South Dakota became our 39th and 40th states (1889), Johnny Campbell began leading cheers at a University of Minnesota football game (1898), the first Balfour Declaration declared British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine (1917), Pittsburgh’s KDKA went on the air as the nation’s first commercial radio station by broadcasting the results of the presidential election (1920), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was established, on the same day the British Broadcasting Corporation began the BBC Television Service, now BBC One, and the same day Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared the Rome-Berlin Axis (1936), Howard Hughes piloted the first and only flight of his Spruce Goose (1947), the Constituent Assembly of the Kingdom of Pakistan voted to leave the British Commonwealth and become the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (1953), several witnesses reported odd lights in the sky over Levelland, Texas (1957), former Twenty One champion Charles Van Doren testified to Congress that he had been given questions and answers in advance, on the same day the first section of Britain’s M1 motorway opened (1959), Penguin Books was acquitted on obscenity charges for having published Lady Chatterly’s Lover (1960), Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud deposed his half-brother Saud and became King of Saudi Arabia (1964), Norman Morrison set himself on fire at the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War (1965), the Cuban Adjustment Act allowed 123,000 Cubans to apply for permanent U.S. resident status (1966), Essex, England’s South Ockendon Windmill collapsed (1977), Britain’s Channel 4 was launched (1982), President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing MLK Day (1983), the Morris Worm was launched at MIT (1988), British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television merged to form BSkyB (1990), the first resident crew docked with the International Space Station (2000), and an estimated 50,000-100,000 Georgians marched in Tblisi in protest against President Mikheil Saakashvili (2007). And 60 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck the daily border ceremony in Wagah, Pakistan (2014).
Yesterday on Campus
Morning Feature – Cruz Calls CNBC Mods “Left-Wing Operatives?” (Ask Ms. Crissie)
Campus Question – On This Sunday State Press Face: Why is the only quote from Keith Ellison’s CNN appearance on his Facebook page?
Our Earth – Eco News Roundup
Today on Campus
Things We Did This Week – Share your stories of political activism!
Morning Feature – Chased by T-Rex? (Meta Monday)
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with The USDA versus Bees and Butterflies
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::