Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Mutineers set Henry Hudson, his son, and seven crew members adrift in Hudson Bay today (1611). Also, Charles II contracted to marry Catherine of Braganza, who brought her passion for tea from Portugal to England (1661), French Acadians were given one year to swear allegiance to the British crown or leave Nova Scotia (1713), Russia’s Catherine II allowed Jews to settle in Kiev (1794), John Jacob Astor founded the Pacific Fur Company (1810), the June Days Uprising began in Paris (1848), Congress established the Government Printing Office (1860), Christopher Latham Sholes patented his typewriter (1868), the Parliament of Canada passed the Rocky Mountains Park Act, creating Banff National Park (1887), Pierre de Coubertin led the founding of the International Olympic Committee in Paris (1894), Boston Red Sox pitcher Eddie Shore retired 26 consecutive Washington Senators after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching an umpire (1917), the College Board administered the first SAT (1926), President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Civil Aeronautics Act, creating the Civil Aeronautics Authority, now the FAA (1938), 2 people died as a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Vancouver Island (1946), the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act (1947), the French National Assembly passed Loi Cadre, the Reform Act, the first step in transforming the French Empire into the French Community (1956), the Dutch Reformed Church began accepting women as ministers (1958), 34 people died as a fire swept through Norway’s Stalheim Hotel (1959), the FDA approved Envoid as the first oral contraceptive (1960), the Antarctic Treaty reserved that continent for scientific research and banned military activity (1961), President Lyndon Johnson met Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference in New Jersey (1967), retiring U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren swore in Chief Justice Warren Burger, on the same day IBM announced it would sell hardware and software separately, creating the modern software industry (1969), President Richard Nixon signed the Education Amendments Act that added Title IX to the Civil Rights Act and forbade sex discrimination in any school that receives federal funding (1972), Chinese-American Vincent Chin died four days after being beaten by two disgruntled Michigan auto workers who mistook him for Japanese (1982), 329 people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland (1985), Ashton Eaton broke the world decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials (2012), 11 people were killed when terrorists attacked a climbing expedition on Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, on the same day Nik Wallenda became the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope (2013), and the last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons were shipped out of the country for destruction (2014). And Britain voted to leave the European Union (2016).
JanitorProfessor of Astrology has ordered a new telescope and it’s being shipped by canoe from the Gobi Desert. The Bippiescopes will return soon.
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