Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Trajan presided at the opening of the Aqua Traiana today (109). Also, citizens of Aachen were stricken by St. John’s Dance (1374), John Cabot landed at Newfoundland (1497), Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founded Manila, now the capital of the Philippines (1571), the Premier Grand Lodge of England, the world’s first Masonic Grand Lodge, was formed in London (1717), Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone (1846), O Canada premiered at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français (1880), Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract (1916), Canada inaugurated airmail with service from Montréal to Toronto (1918), a 450-metric-ton meteor exploded in the atmosphere with many pieces landing near Chicora, Pennsylvania (1938), Kenneth Arnold saw nine unidentified flying objects near Mount Ranier, Washington, and gave a description that prompted the term “flying saucers” (1947), the Soviet Union imposed the Berlin Blockade (1948), Hopalong Cassidy, the first television western, premiered on NBC (1949), the U.S. Supreme Court held in Roth v. U.S. that the First Amendment does not protect obscenity (1957), Zanzibar gained internal self-government (1963), a flash flood killed six cavers in Britain’s Mossdale Caverns (1967), England’s Yorkshire to Lincolnshire Humber Bridge opened (1981), the crew of British Airways Flight 9 were able to restart the aircraft’s engines and land safely at Jakarta after all four engines were choked out by a ash cloud from Indonesia’s Mount Galunggung (1982), the New York Court of Appeals overturned the commonwealth’s capital punishment sentencing system in People v. LaValle (2004), at Wimbledon, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history, an 11-hour marathon ending in a 70-68 fifth set (2010), and the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, died (2012). And former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison on convictions for abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor (2013).
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Photo Credit: British Wildlife Centre
Good morning! ::hugggggs::