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

France regained Calais from England today (1558). Also, Galileo Galilei saw Jupiter’s moons Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa for the first time (1610), the Bank of North America opened as the first commercial bank in the U.S. (1782), Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries made the first flight over the English Channel, in a gas balloon traveling from Dover to Calais (1785), the modern flag of Italy was flown for the first time (1797), William Kennedy Dickson patented his motion picture film (1894), the Marconi International Marine Communication Company added a D-for-distress to the general telegraph alert message code CQ to form CQD, the first international distress signal (1904), the New York State Assembly refused to seat five duly elected Socialist members (1920), the first transatlantic telephone link was established between New York City and London (1927), Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashed while pursuing an unidentified flying object (1948), the Georgetown-IBM Experiment translated sixty Russian sentences into English (1954), 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana (1973), President Jimmy Carter authorized the $1.5 billion Chrysler bail out (1980), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched Sakigake, the first deep-space probe not launched by the U.S. or the Soviet Union (1985), Akihito was sworn in as the emperor of Japan upon the death of his father Hirohito (1989), the interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed for safety reasons (1990), the inauguration of President Jerry Rawlings began the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1993), and the U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton (1999). And 11 people died when a hot air balloon crashed near Carterton, New Zealand (2012).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsGuns, Tears, and Fears
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with New Year’s Resolutions
Campus QuestionDid North Korea’s nuclear test freeze the BPI mail room web browser, hours later, twice?

Today on Campus

Morning FeatureMy Constitution, Part I: “Just Read It!”
Midday Matinee– triciawyse with Fursdai Furries!
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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