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

France’s Henry I married Anne of Kiev today (1051). Also, Jacques Cartier set sail on his second voyage to North America (1535), Anne Boleyn was executed (1536), Elizabeth I ordered the arrest of Mary Queen of Scots (1568), the Rump Parliament declared England a Commonwealth (1649), Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade scale (1743), George II granted the Ohio Company a land charter at the fork of the Ohio River (1749), thick smoke from forest fires, heavy fog, and dense clouds combined to cause New England’s Dark Day (1780), Napoleon Bonaparte founded the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, France’s highest military honor (1802), President John Quincy Adams signed the Tariff Act protecting U.S. wool manufacturers (1828), Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, formally ending the Mexican-American War and selling California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of four other states to the U.S. for $15 billion (1848), the Dominion Parks Branch, now Parks Canada, opened as the world’s first national park service (1911), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk landed at Samsun, starting the Turkish War of Independence (1919), President Warren Harding signed the Emergency Quota Act, setting the first numerical limits on immigration from Europe (1921), the second All-Russian Komsomol Conference established the Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organization, the Soviet version of the Boy Scouts (1922), 31 dock workers died and every window in South Amboy, New Jersey was reportedly broken when a munitions barge exploded at the “T” docks, on the same day Egypt closed the Suez Canal to Israeli shipping (1950), the Soviet Venera 1 probe passed Venus, although it had malfunctioned a month earlier and sent no data (1961), Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” at a salute to President John Kennedy at New York City’s Madison Square Garden (1962), the New York Post Sunday Magazine published Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (1963), the Soviet Mars 2 probe was launched (1971), President Ronald Reagan signed the Gun Ownership Protection Act (1986), Croatians voted for independence (1991), grassroots efforts led Mexico to protect the Sierra Gorda Biosphere (1997), 75% of Romanian voters rejected the impeachment of President Traian Băsescu (2007), and 5 people were killed as the Thai military assaulted protesters of the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (2010). And a pipeline rupture spilled 3400 barrels of crude oil into the Pacific near the Refugio State Beach in California (2015).


Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsFor the Good of the Party
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with 175 Days
Campus QuestionShould Donald Trump’s list of possible SCOTUS nominees unite Democrats?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsTrump Accuses Bill Clinton of Rape, plus D.C. Store Guard Arrested for Harassing Transgender Woman
Midday Matinee – Lake Toba with YouTube Treasures: Sugar, Fructose, and Obesity
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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