Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Tradition holds that Romulus founded Rome today (753 BCE). Also, Tundun pardoned the debts of Namwaran and his children Angkatan and Butah, as recorded on the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, the oldest known writing in the Philippines (900), Urban II elevated the Diocese of Pisa to an archdiocese (1092), the three-day Lisbon Massacre ended with over 1900 Jews having been killed (1506), Malta’s Wignacourt Aqueduct opened (1615), Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke founded the city of Rattanakosin, now known as Bangkok (1782), Bahá’u’lláh entered the Najibiyyih Gardens for a twelve-day period of revelation, commemorated by Bahá’ís as Ridván and the founding of the Bahá’í faith (1863), the Spanish-American War began with a blockade of Cuban ports, although Congress would not declare war for another four days (1898), Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron,” was shot down and killed (1918), the Daily Mail published the “Surgeon’s Photograph” purporting to show the Loch Ness Monster (1934), Secretary’s Day, now Administrative Assistant’s Day, was celebrated for the first time (1952), Brazil’s capital moved from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília (1960), the Seattle World’s Fair opened (1962), the Bahá’í faith’s Universal House of Justice convened for the first time (1963), the New York World’s Fair opened for its second season (1965), Haile Selassie visited Jamaica, commemorated by Rastafari as Grounation Day (1966), a coup d’état in Greece ushered in the seven-year military reign of George Papadopoulos (1967), the Milwaukee Brewers’ Rollie Fingers became the first Major League relief pitcher to record 300 saves (1982), 106 people were killed by a car bomb in Colombo, Sri Lanka (1987), Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail discovered the first extrasolar planets, orbiting pulsar PSR 1257+12 (1992), Bolivia’s Supreme Court sentenced former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in prison for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution (1993), and 74 people were killed as five car bombs exploded outside police stations in and around Basra, Iraq (2004). And 116 people died when two trains collided near Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Hillary’s New York Romp: Conspiracy Theories, Exit Polls, and Inane Punditry
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Gaming the System
Campus Question – Will Donald Trump’s staff upgrade help the most unpopular presidential candidate in 30 years?
Today on Campus
Mixed Nuts – ‘Thank You’ to Target plus ‘F–You’ to Curt Schilling
Midday Matinee – Lake Toba with YouTube Treasures: Hotter!
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::