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

Tradition holds that Roman spearmen killed Demetrius of Thessaloniki today (306). Also, the Treaty of Ripon restored peace between Scotland and England (1640), the First Continental Congress adjourned (1774), George III declared to the Parliament that the American colonies were in rebellion and authorized the British military to suppress the rebels (1775), Benjamin Franklin left for France to request their assistance in the American Revolutionary War (1776), the Argentine government declared freedom of the press (1811), the Erie Canal opened (1825), 459 people died when the Royal Charter wrecked off the beach of Porth Alerth in Wales (1859), Giuseppe Garibaldi ceded the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to Italian King Victor Emmanuel II (1860), the Pony Express officially ceased operation (1861), the Football Association was formed in London (1863), the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in Tombstone, Arizona (1881), Norway became independent from Sweden (1905), the Chicago Theatre opened (1921), the Hoover Dam’s first electric generator began full operation (1936), a day after end of the Allied occupation, the Austrian Independence Treaty took effect and Austria declared permanent neutrality (1955), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi declared himself Emperor and his wife Empress of Iran (1967), cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy piloted Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission (1968), 23-year-old Somali cook Ali Maow Maalin developed a rash in the world’s last natural case of smallpox (1977), South Korean President Park Chung-hee was assassinated by by Korean Central Intelligence Agency Director Kim Jae-kyu (1979), “Baby Fae” received a heart transplant from a baboon (1984), the crash of the new Computer Aided Dispatch system threw the London Ambulance Service into chaos (1992), Britain’s House of Lords voted to end the parliamentary voting rights of hereditary peers (1999), President George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act, three days after its introduction in the House (2001), 150 hostages and 50 Chechen terrorists were killed when Russian special forces stormed Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater, ending a three-day siege (2002), 15 people died when the Cedar Fire destroyed 2200 homes and consumed 250,000 acres around San Diego, California (2003), and British forces left Afghanistan after the 12-year Operation Herrick (2014). And 399 people died when a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Afghanistan’s Hindu Kish region (2015).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsFilibusted? plus the post-Trump Right
Tuesday’s TaleFaster than Lite
Campus QuestionWill sensible Republicans concede that President Obama was right all along about GOP extremism?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsWow? and Wow!
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with The Wooly Bear Caterpiller
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Photo Credit: British Wildlife Centre

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::