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

The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s round-the-world expedition, returned to Spain today (1522). Also, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England for the New World (1620), Puritans settled in Salem, Massachusetts (1628), John Dalton began using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements (1803), Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond and moved in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family (1847), Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming became the first woman in 63 years to cast a vote legally in the U.S. (1870), Charles Turner became the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season (1888), Leon Czolgosz shot and fatally wounded President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (1901), Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology was founded (1943), Secretary of State James Byrnes announced that the U.S. would assist in rebuilding postwar Germany (1946), Juliana became Queen of the Netherlands (1948), Canada’s first television station, CBFT-TV, opened in Montréal  (1952), Peter Marsden found the first of the second century Blackfriars Ships on the banks of the Thames River in London (1962), Swaziland gained independence (1968), “Black September” terrorists killed their remaining 9 Israeli athlete hostages, having killed 2 during the initial attack at the Munich Olympics (1972), the Soviet Union admitted to having shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (1983), and recognized the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, on the same day Leningrad once again became St. Petersburg (1991), the Baltimore Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. played in his record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game (1995), 2.5 billion people watched the funeral of Princess Diana in London (1997), President Abdullah Gül became the first Turkish head of state to visit Armenia, attending a soccer match at the invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan (2008), and the SuperFerry 9 sank off the Philippines’ Zamboanga Peninsula, with all but 10 of 971 passengers and crew being rescued (2009). And 61 migrants died when a fishing boat sank after striking the rocks in Turkey’s Baradan Bay (2012).


Yesterday on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Mixed NutsOn ‘Big’ Wins and ‘Lame’ Ducks
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Labor Day
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Mixed NutsYet Another Clinton Non-Scandal, plus This’n’That
Tuesday’s TaleThe Detectives’ League
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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