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

Sylvester I succeeded Pope Miltiades, whose nickname was not “Tweety,” today (314). Also, Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot (1606), the London Lock Hospital opened the first venereal disease clinic (1747), John Marshall took his oath as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1801), Juneautown and Kilbourntown joined to form Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1846), Britain abolished the Corn Laws passed 34 years earlier (1849), Alvan Graham Clark discovered the white dwarf star Sirius B (1862), Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment that, once ratified, would abolish slavery (1865), the Forty Hours Strike in Glasgow, Scotland escalated into the Battle of George Square (1919), 3M began selling Scotch Tape (1930), Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendered his German Sixth Army, ending the pivotal five-month Battle of Stalingrad (1943), NBC premiered the first network television series, the 15-minute daily soap opera These Are My Children (1949), 2551 people died as the North Sea Flood struck Scotland, England, and the Netherlands (1953), Explorer 1, the first successful U.S. satellite, was launched on the same day James Van Allen discovered the radiation belt that bears his name (1958), Ham the Chimp traveled into space aboard Mercury-Redstone 2 (1961), the Soviet Union launched Luna 9 toward the Moon (1966), Nauru gained independence (1968), Apollo 14 was launched, on the same day the Vietnam Veterans Against the War began the Winter Soldier Investigation (1971), Russia’s first McDonald’s opened in Moscow (1990), 86 people died as a truck bomb attacked the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, on the same day amateur Japanese astronomer Yuji Hyakutake discovered the comet that bears his name (1996), British police arrested nine Pakistanis who were plotting to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier (2007), 113 people died when an overturned oil tank truck exploded in Molo, Kenya (2009), Avatar became the first film to gross $2 billion worldwide (2010), and 24 people would die over three days as the Groundhog Day Blizzard struck the U.S. and Canada (2011). And 37 people died as a gas leak exploded in the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex in Mexico City (2013).

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Yesterday on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Morning Lede – Lake Toba with Protesting Trump’s Muslim Ban
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Loose Ends and Moving On
Campus QuestionWill the widespread, organized resistance to the Muslim ban inspire resistance to the God-King’s other ugly policies?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsThe Purge Begins
Tuesday’s TaleDa Window Seet
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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