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

Henry III was captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort England’s de facto ruler, today (1264). Also, Jamestown, Virginia was founded (1607), Louis XIII became King of France upon the assassination of Henry IV (1610), and died exactly 33 years later, leaving the throne to 4-year-old Louis XIV (1643), George Washington presided over the opening of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (1787), Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination (1796), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Camp Dubois to explore the western U.S. (1804), Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club played New Zealand’s first rugby match (1870), the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was founded in London (1889), John Phillip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever had its debut performance (1897), New York Gov. William Sulzer approved the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation (1913), Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway was published (1925), 5 people were killed as troops opened fire on a trade union rally in Ådalen, Sweden (1931), 5-year-old Lina Medina became the youngest mother in recorded history (1939), Israel declared independence (1948), volunteers began running Wales’ restored Talyllyn Railway (1951), the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire-bombed and passengers beaten by an angry mob near Anniston, Alabama (1961), Skylab was launched (1973), 27 people died when a drunk driver struck a church bus near Carrollton, Kentucky (1988), the Constitutional Court of South Korea overturned the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun (2004), and 15 people died when Agni Air Flight CHT crashed near Jomsom, Nepal (2012). And President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Nigeria’s northeast states due to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram (2013).


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