Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius signed the Edict of Milan, extending religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, today (313). Also, the English Peasants’ Revolt culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace (1381), Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora in defiance of Roman Catholic celibacy rules (1525), English King Charles I married French Princess Henrietta Maria (1625), colonial Georgia Gov. James Oglethorpe began the Siege of St. Augustine in an attempt to conquer Spanish Florida (1740), Rhode Island became the first British North American colony to ban the importation of slaves (1774), French general Gilbert du Motier, better known as Lafayette, arrived in Charleston to help George Washington train the Continental Army (1777), Meriwether Lewis saw the Great Falls of the Missouri River (1805), dozens died as a fire set to clear brush devastated Vancouver, Canada, on the same day Bavarian King Ludwig II was found dead in Lake Starnberg (1886), Canada’s Yukon Territory was formed (1898), the University of the Philippines College of Engineering was established (1910), 8 people were killed when a Soviet fighter shot down a Swedish intelligence DC-3 (1952), Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina, and Viktor Avdeenko found diamond deposits at what is now the Mir Mine (1955), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police must inform suspects of their constitutional rights before a custodial interrogation, in Miranda v. Arizona (1966), President Lyndon Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall as the first black Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967), Gov. Preston Smith signed a law converting the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies into the University of Texas at Dallas (1969), “The Long and Winding Road,” the Beatles’ last #1 hit, reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart (1970), the New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers (1971), a teenager fired six blank shots at Elizabeth II during the Trooping the Colors ceremony in London (1981), Pioneer 10 passed the orbit of Neptune, the first man-made object to leave the central solar system (1983), an Anchorage jury found Exxon liable for the Exxon Valdez oil spill (1994), 59 people died as a fire swept through the Uphaar Cinema in Delhi, India (1997), Italy pardoned Mehmet Ali Agca, 19 years after his attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II (2000), President George W. Bush withdrew the U.S. from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (2002), a Santa Maria, California jury acquitted Michael Jackson on child molestation charges (2005), a capsule from the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa returned to Earth with particles from the asteroid 25143 Itokawa (2010), 93 people were killed in a series of bombings across Iraq (2012), and Czech police and prosecutors arrested two aides to Prime Minister Petr Nečas, as well as several former cabinet ministers and lobbyists, in a complex corruption scandal that forced Nečas’ resignation four days later, although all of those arrested were later released on parliamentary immunity or acquitted at trial (2013). And Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, married Sofia Hellqvist in Stockholm, on the same day a white gunman was killed in a shootout after he attacked the Dallas Police Headquarters (2015).
Yesterday on Campus
Things We Did This Week – Share your stories of political activism!
Mixed Nuts – D.C., Maryland AGs sue God-King, plus Other Stuff
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with My Visit to Urgent Care
Campus Question – Will Senate Republicans use the damage they’ve wrought to Obamacare as an excuse to pass their Wealthcare Act?
Today on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones, and Normalizing Abnormality
Campus Question at 6pm ET
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