Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Fourteen-year-old Edward III was crowned today (1327). Also, the First Peace of Thorn was signed (1411), Koxinga completed the nine-month conquest of Taiwan, defeating the Dutch East India Company and becoming the first Chinese leader to rule that island (1662), the U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time (1790), the capital of Upper Canada, now southern Ontario, moved to York, now Toronto (1796), 1200 people died as the Philippines’ Mayon Volcano erupted (1814), Mauritius abolished slavery (1835), Texas seceded from the U.S. (1861), President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment (1865), the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, covering A-Ant, was published (1884), Thomas Edison’s Black Maria, the first movie studio in the U.S., was completed in West Orange, New Jersey (1893), Russia adopted the Gregorian Calendar (1918), the North-West Mounted Police merged with the Dominion Police to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1920), the Voice of America began broadcasting (1942), Norway’s Trygve Lie was chosen as the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1946), four black students staged the first of the Greensboro Sit-Ins at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, South Carolina (1960), the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force were unified into the Canadian Forces (1968), the Malaysian head of state granted city status to Kuala Lumpur (1972), Patty Hearst was released from prison after her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter, on the same day Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomein returned to Tehran after 15 years in exile (1979), Gabriel Liiceanu founded Romania’s Humanitas publishing house in Bucharest (1990), Congress passed the Communications Decency Act (1996), Lillian Fishburne became the first black woman to reach the U.S. Navy rank of Rear Admiral, Lower Half (1998), all 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia died as the ship disintegrated upon reentry (2003), and 251 people died in a stampede at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on the same day Janet Jackson had a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during the halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII, an event that soon launched both YouTube and Facebook (2004). And London’s The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, opened to the public (2013).
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