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

The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria for Byzantine Iconoclasm today (769). Also, George Frideric Handel’s Italian opera Serse premiered (1738), Samuel Johnson published A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy saw a field of daffodils, inspiring his poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (1802), Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf (1817), President Abraham Lincoln died from the gunshot would he received the night before at Ford’s Theatre (1865), the General Electric Company was founded (1892), the first modern Olympics closed in Athens (1896), 1517 people died as the RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg (1912), 2 security guards were killed during a robbery in Braintree, Massachusetts for which Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti would later be convicted and executed (1920), despite announced wage cuts the Triple Alliance of British transport, railway, and mine workers decided not to strike, a move members decried as Black Friday (1921), Sen. John Kendrick (D-WY) called for an investigation into the Teapot Dome Scandal (1922), insulin was made available for the treatment of diabetes (1923), Rand McNally published their first road atlas (1924), 15 inches of rain in 18 hours combined with the Great Mississippi Flood to leave much of New Orleans under 4 feet of water (1927), the 3-year Arab Revolt began in British-ruled Palestine, on the same day the Irish government founded Air Lingus as the national airline (1936), George VI awarded the George Cross “to the island fortress of Malta – its people and defenders” (1942), Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first black player in Major League Baseball (1947), Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Iowa (1955), the new city of White Rock, British Columbia separated from its parent city of Surrey (1957), Ella Baker led the conference that founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960), the first Ford Mustang was sold (1965), 31 U.S. Navy aircrew were killed when a North Korean fighter shot down their reconnaissance aircraft (1969), the first World Youth Day was held in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican (1984), 96 Liverpool soccer fans died in the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, on the same day the Tiananmen Square Protests began in China (1989), and 3 people were killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon (2013). And 219 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, sparking the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement against Boko Haram terrorists (2014).

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Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsGod-King’s New Plan: Be the Mad Bomber
YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with United Passenger Dr. David Dao’s Lawyer Speaks
Campus QuestionIs the God-King really just George W. Bush … but racist?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsGod-King Claims Immunity from Lawsuits, plus ‘The Guns of April’
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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