Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Romulus celebrated Rome’s first military victory, over the Caeninenses, today (752 BCE). Also, Publius Valerius Publicola celebrated the Roman Republic’s first victory, over deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at Silva Arsia (509 BCE), Lucius Cornelius Sulla captured Athens (86 BCE), Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appointed Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars (293), Emperors Constantine I and Licinius appointed Crispus, Constantine II, and Licinius Iunior as Caesars (317), Constantina asked Vetranio to proclaim himself Caesar while her brother Constantius II was on campaign against Persia (350), non-Romans cheered “Finally, someone else gets to do something!” as the Moravians formed the Unitas Fratrum (1457), the French Wars of Religion began with the massacre of 23 Huguenots in Wassy (1562), Rio de Janeiro was founded (1565), Georgeana, Massachusetts, now known as York, Maine, became the first incorporated city in what is now the U.S. (1642), the Salem Witch Trials began with investigations of Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba (1692), Sweden introduced the Swedish Calendar (1700), then reverted to the Julian Calendar (1712), and finally settled on the Gregorian Calendar (1753), the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation (1781), Ohio became our 17th state (1803), the Senate acquitted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial (1805), Khedive Muhammad Ali Pasha executed at least 600 Mamluk leaders in the Massacre at the Citadel in Cairo (1811), Napoleon returned to France (1815), President John Tyler signed the bill authorizing the annexation of the Republic of Texas (1845), Michigan abolished capital punishment (1847), Nebraska became our 37th state and the city of Lancaster was renamed Lincoln and declared the state capitol (1867), Congress established Yellowstone National Park (1872), E. Remington and Sons began producing the first practical typewriters (1873), William Oldham founded Singapore’s Anglo-Chinese School (1886), Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio (1893), Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity (1896), the Australian Army was founded (1901), 96 people died as an avalanche buried a Great Northern Railway train in King County, Washington (1910), Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane (1912), the U.S. government released the unencrypted text of the Zimmerman Telegram (1917), Warwick Armstrong’s Australian cricket team completed the first whitewash at The Ashes, a feat that would not be repeated for 86 years (1921), Charles Lindbergh’s baby son was kidnapped (1932), the Hoover Dam was completed, on the same day a strike aboard the SS California led to the end of the International Seamen’s Union and the rise of the National Maritime Union (1936), the Bank of England was nationalized (1946), the International Monetary Fund began operations (1947), 5 House members were wounded when Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire at the U.S. Capitol (1954), the International Air Transport Association finalized the the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (1956), Samuel Alphonsus Stritch became the first American to serve on the Roman Curia (1958), President John Kennedy established the Peace Corps, on the same day Uganda became self-governing (1961), the Soviet Union’s Venera 3 crash-landed on Venus, the first manmade object to land on another planet (1966), a bomb exploded in a men’s restroom at the U.S. Capitol (1971), terrorists stormed the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan (1973), the Watergate Seven were indicted (1974), the Secret Service raided the office of Steve Jackson Games, prompting the creation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (1990), Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence (1992), Yahoo! was incorporated (1995), Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion (1998), the current Constitution of Finland took effect (2000), Spain discontinued the puesta and adopted the euro (2002), the Secret Service and Customs Service were brought under the Department of Homeland Security, on the same day the International Criminal Court met for the first time in The Hague (2003), the U.S. Supreme Court held in Roper v. Simmons that capital punishment for crimes committed by juveniles violated “evolving standards of decency” under the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause (2005), the Jordanhill Railway Station article became Wikipedia’s one millionth English language entry (2006), 20 people died as 56 tornadoes swept across Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia (2007), and 10 people died as Armenian police confronted a rally protesting election fraud (2008). And 29 people were killed by eight knife-wielding attackers at China’s Kunming Railway Station (2014).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – The God-King, the GOP, and Conundrums
Tuesday’s Tale – Foible’s War
Campus Question – Will school segregation increase under the God-King’s reign?
Today on Campus
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