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

Pope Paschal II established the Knights Hospitaller today (1113). Also, Pierre Laclède and his stepson Auguste Chouteau founded St. Louis, Missouri (1764), Serbia adopted her first constitution (1835), President Rutherford Hayes signed a bill allowing women attorneys to argue cases in the U.S. Supreme Court (1879), 274 sailors died as an explosion rocked the USS Maine in Havana harbor (1898), 250 people died as a fire swept through Acapulco’s Flores Theater (1909), Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar (1923), an assassin attempting to kill President-elect Franklin Roosevelt instead shot and fatally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak (1933), the first general-purpose electronic computer, ENIAC, was dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania (1946), Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux began work at the Qumran Caves, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1949), George VI was buried in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle (1952), Canada and the U.S. agreed to build the Distant Early Warning or DEW Line (1954), 73 people including the entire U.S. figure skating team died as Sabena Flight 548 crashed in Belgium (1961), Canada adopted the Maple Leaf Flag (1965), Britain completed the conversion to decimal currency (1971), Cuba adopted her current constitution (1976), 84 workers died as the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank in a storm off Newfoundland (1982), at least 57 and as many as 500 people were killed when the rocket carrying Intelsat 708 failed and exploded during its launch at China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center (1996), Nature published the first draft of the complete human genome (2001), millions of people gathered in 600 cities worldwide to protest the upcoming Iraq War (2003), and 1500 people were injured by broken glass when an Apollo asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia (2013). And French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie broke Sergey Bubka’s world record by clearing a height of 6.16m or 20’2½” (2014).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsTip of the Iceberg: Michael Flynn Resigns
Tuesday’s TaleSquatchentine’s Day
Campus QuestionWill Senate and House Republicans demand an investigation of the God-King’s Russia ties?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsMore Iceberg: Trump Campaign’s “Repeated” Russia Contacts
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Like a Business?
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::