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

Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper was martyred during England’s Marian Persecutions today (1555). Gregory XV became the last pope elected by acclamation (1621), the British Parliament declared Massachusetts to be in rebellion (1775), the short-lived New Roman Republic was founded (1849), President Ulysses Grant signed the declaration of Congress that established the U.S. Weather Bureau (1870), President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making the Department of Agriculture a Cabinet-level agency (1889), William Morgan invented Mintonette, now known as volleyball (1895), Dwight Davis and three Harvard University teammates offered the International Lawn Tennis Challenge to Britain, the start of what became the Davis Cup (1900), Greece, Turkey, Romania, and Yugoslavia signed the Balkan Pact (1934), the U.S. shifted to year-round Daylight Savings Time to conserve energy during World War II (1942), Senator Joseph McCarthy said the U.S. Department of State was filled with communists (1950), the Beatles debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show (1964), 64 people died as the magnitude 6.4 San Fernando Earthquake struck California, on the same day Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1971), Lithuanians voted for independence (1991), 9 Japanese crew members including 4 teenaged students died when the submarine USS Greeneville struck and sank the Japanese fishing school boat Ehime-Maru (2001), Simone Moro and Denis Urubko completed the first winter ascent of Mankalu, the world’s fifth-highest peak (2009), and 15 people were injured as a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Colombia’s Nariño region (2013). And 2 people died and 85 were injured when two passenger trains collided in the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, Germany (2016).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsMcConnell, Warren, and ‘Political Correctness’
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Hard Realities
Campus QuestionDid Norstrum drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing line as a “direct attack” on the God-King, or merely because it wasn’t selling?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsIs the God-King’s Propaganda Winning?
YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with Numberphile: Balancing a Ruler
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – Destroying EPA Enforcement Agencies

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::