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

Gregory XI moved the Papacy from Avignon back to Rome today (1377). Also, Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail from Madeira to find a westward sea route to the Pacific (1524), Catherine de Medici issued the Edict of Saint-Germain, legalizing the Huguenots in France (1562), the Long Parliament passed the Vote of No Addresses, ending negotiations with Charles II and starting the second phase of the English Civil War (1648), James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail beneath the Antarctic Circle (1773), the Citizen’s Committee of Public Safety overthrew Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani (1893), the General Land Office designated Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest as part of the U.S. National Forest System (1903), Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered (1904), an expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen (1912), the U.S. purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark (1917), Elzie Segar’s Popeye the Sailor Man premiered in the Thimble Theatre comic strip (1929), the United Nations Security Council held their first session (1946), The Goldbergs debuted on CBS as the first television sitcom (1949), 11 thieves stole a then-record $2 million in Boston’s Great Brinks Robbery (1950), President Dwight Eisenhower coined the term “military-industrial complex” in his Farewell Address (1961), cities from North Dakota to New Jersey to Mississippi set 100-year record low temperatures on Cold Sunday (1982), Detroit’s iconic Hudson’s department store closed (1983), 5 children were killed and 29 wounded when a gunman opened fire at the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California (1989), Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologized for his nation forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II (1992), 57 people died as the magnitude 6.7 Northridge Earthquake struck southern California (1994), 6434 people died as the magnitude 7.3 Great Hanshin Earthquake struck near Kobe, Japan (1995), the Czech Republic applied for membership in the European Union (1996), the Drudge Report broke the story of President Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky (1998), President Bill Clinton posthumously promoted explorer Meriwether Lewis from lieutenant to captain (2001), 147 people died and 400,000 were displaced when the Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted (2002), and all 152 passengers and crew survived when British Airways Flight 38 crash-landed 270 meters short of the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport (2008). And 200 people died in rioting between Christians and Muslims in Jos, Nigeria (2010).


Yesterday on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Mixed NutsU.S. Foreign Policy … by Moscow
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with The Pussyhat Project
Campus QuestionSpeakers recited Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America Again” at MLK events across the U.S. yesterday. How did you commemorate Martin Luther King Day?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsNominees Already Bailing…
Tuesday’s TaleWaitin 4 Da Go Dot
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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