Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Jews in Palestine rebelled against eastern Caesar Constantius Gallus today (351). Also, the dome of Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia collapsed (558), Joan of Arc pulled an arrow from her shoulder and led the final charge to relieve the Siege of Orléans (1429), a fire destroyed Stockholm’s royal castle (1697), Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founded the city of New Orleans, in what is now Louisiana (1718), Michael Umlauf conducted the premiere performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (1824), the Treaty of London recognized the independence of Greece (1832), 317 people died as the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history devastated Natchez, Mississippi (1840), the Cambridge Chronicle, now the oldest surviving weekly newspaper in the U.S., premiered (1846), the American Medical Association was founded (1847), the City of Adelaide, now the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, was launched (1864), Alexander Popov demonstrated his lightning detector, now recognized as a primitive radio receiver (1895), 1198 people including 128 Americans were killed as a German submarine sank the RMS Lusitania (1915), the first exhibition by the Group of Seven opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, on the same day the Treaty of Moscow purported to recognize the independence of Georgia, although the Soviet Union invaded six months later (1920), the British House of Commons began the Norway Debate that would lead to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill (1940), Alfred Jodl signed Germany’s unconditional surrender at Reims, France (1945), Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, now Sony, was founded (1946), Geoffrey Dummer published the concept of the integrated circuit (1952), Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union was holding captured U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (1960), 44 people died when Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 crashed near San Ramon, California after a suicidal passenger shot the pilot and copilot (1964), West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigned after news broke that his close aide Günter Guillaume was an East German spy (1974), Patrick Morrow reached the peak of Indonesia’s Puncak Jaya, making him the first person to climb each the Messner List of Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each continent (1986), Michigan ratified a long idle constitutional amendment, proposed as the second but codified as the Twenty-seventh, barring Congress from voting themselves a midterm pay raise (1992), Edvard Munch’s The Scream was recovered undamaged, three months after its theft from the National Gallery of Norway (1994), John Paul II traveled to Romania, making him the first pope since the Great Schism to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox nation (1999), Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of Russia (2000), 112 people died as China Northern Airlines Flight 6136 crashed into the Yellow Sea (2002), Israeli archaeologists found the tomb of Herod the Great near Jerusalem (2007), and over 100 New Zealand police surrounded a house in Napier after a gunman killed an officer attempting to serve a search warrant in a routine marijuana case (2009). And 27 people died when a tanker truck crashed and exploded near Mexico City (2013).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Andrew Sullivan on Tyranny, plus “I Feel Like”
Midday Matinee – Lake Toba with YouTube Treasures: ‘Honest Trailers’ Spoofs The Lion King
Campus Question – Will more coverage like the Washington Post “Donald Trump’s Day of Contradictions” video defang Trump’s media dominance?
Today on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Ben Rhodes Critiques the Newz … Circle the iPhones!
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Good morning! ::hugggggs::