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

Gundobad issued his Lex Burgundionum, unifying Gallo-Romans and Burgundians under the same legal code, today (502). Also, Thomé de Souza founded the city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (1549), Swedish colonists arrived in what they called New Sweden, now Delaware (1638), Gustav IV Adolf became King of Sweden upon the death of his father Gustav III, who had been shot 13 days earlier (1792), Victoria gave assent to the British North America Act that would establish the Dominion of Canada as of July 1st (1867), Connecticut priest Michael McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus (1882), John Pemberton brewed his first batch of Coca-Cola (1886), the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement took effect, setting local and regional frequencies for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico (1941), the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México was founded (1946), the Twenty-third Amendment was ratified, allowing D.C. citizens to vote in presidential elections (1961), a military coup d’état overthrew Argentine President Arturo Frondizi (1962), William Calley was convicted of premeditated murder for his role in the My Lai Massacre, on the same day a Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers after their conviction for the Tate-LaBianca murders (1971), the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam (1973), Mariner 10 flew past Mercury, on the same day farmers in Xi’an found the Terracotta Army buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang (1974), Elizabeth II gave assent to the Canada Act that patriated Canada’s constitution (1982), the Baltimore Colts made their midnight move to Indianapolis (1984), Prince Edward Island’s Catherine Callbeck became the first woman to win a general election to be premier of a Canadian province (1993), the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 for the first time, on the same day 108 people died as a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Chamoli district of Uttar Pradesh, India (1999), Ireland became the first country to ban indoor smoking in all workplaces, including restaurants and bars (2004), 40 people died when two suicide bombers struck the Moscow Metro (2010), and 36 people died when an apartment building collapsed onto a mosque in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on the same day 66 people died in a landslide at the Gyama Mine in China (2013). And marriage equality came to England and Wales (2014).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsSanctuary City Myths, plus Other Stuff
Tuesday’s TaleWhat the Heck?
Campus QuestionWill Rep. Nunes and other House Republicans allow a full and open investigation of the God-King’s Russia ties?
Our EarthCOP23 and UNFCCC Interactive Guide to Climate Change

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsGOP Eliminates Online Privacy, plus Other Stuff
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Leggings and Ageism
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::