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

At least 15,000 people died when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Sicily today (1169). Also, all but one of the Forty-seven Ronin committed ritual suicide after avenging their master’s death (1703), Sebastião Veiga Cabral founded the town of São José de Macapá, now the capital city of Brazil’s Amapá state (1758), the Electoral College unanimously elected George Washington to be the first President of the United States (1789), at least 6000 people died when a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck Riobamba, Ecuador (1797), the Ohio Legislature authorized construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal (1825), the Mormon Exodus began as the first wagon train left Nauvoo, Illinois for the Utah Territory (1846), the three-day Battle of Manila opened the three-year Philippine–American War (1899), John Jacob Livingood synthesized radium for the first time at the University of California at Berkeley (1936), the Yalta Conference to discuss plans for the postwar world began (1945), Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations (1948), NASA launched the Lunar Orbiter 3 to survey possible landing sites for the Apollo Program (1967), the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped media heiress Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California (1974), 1328 people died when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Haicheng, China (1975), 22,000 people died when a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Guatemala (1976), Hugo Chávez led a failed attempt to depose Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez in a coup d’état (1992), Milwaukee tied an all-time low of -26°F as a snowstorm paralyzed the Upper Midwest (1996), 5000 people died when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeast Afghanistan (1998), Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook (2004), and 71 people died in a stampede during a taping of the Wowowee game show at Manila’s PhilSports Stadium (2006). And 43 people died when TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed shortly after takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan (2015).


Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsOn to New Hampshire … and New Expectations
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Role Models
Campus QuestionWomen (and some men) are fed up with misogynist memes against Hillary Clinton; can I get an “a-women?”

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsJimmy Carter Endorsed Donald Trump? Umm, Not Really…
Midday Matinee – triciawyse with Fursdai Furries!
Campus Question at 6pm ET


Good morning! ::hugggggs::