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

France regained Calais from England today (1558). Also, Galileo Galilei saw Jupiter’s moons Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa for the first time (1610), the Bank of North America opened as the first commercial bank in the U.S. (1782), Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries made the first flight over the English Channel, in a gas balloon traveling from Dover to Calais (1785), the modern flag of Italy was flown for the first time (1797), William Kennedy Dickson patented his motion picture film (1894), the Marconi International Marine Communication Company added a D-for-distress to the general telegraph alert message code CQ to form CQD, the first international distress signal (1904), the New York State Assembly refused to seat five duly elected Socialist members (1920), the first transatlantic telephone link was established between New York City and London (1927), Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashed while pursuing an unidentified flying object (1948), the Georgetown-IBM Experiment translated sixty Russian sentences into English (1954), 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana (1973), President Jimmy Carter authorized the $1.5 billion Chrysler bail out (1980), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched Sakigake, the first deep-space probe not launched by the U.S. or the Soviet Union (1985), Akihito was sworn in as the emperor of Japan upon the death of his father Hirohito (1989), the interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed for safety reasons (1990), the inauguration of President Jerry Rawlings began the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1993), the U.S. Senate began the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton (1999), and 11 people died when a hot air balloon crashed near Carterton, New Zealand (2012). And 12 people were killed when two gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, on the same day 38 people were killed by a car bomb in front of a police academy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a (2015).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsThe God-King-elect vs. Intelligence
YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with Veritasium: Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault
Campus QuestionVeritasium: Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsYet Again…
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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I apologize for not posting a Campus Question last night. I had my first physical therapy visit for my bursitis and some errands to run after that, and of course everything took longer than expected. Campus Question will return this evening.

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Photo Credit: RavenWhimsy (Tumblr)

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::