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

Richard the Lionheart became King of England today (1189). Also, Mindaugas became Lithuania’s first and only king (1253), Clement VI issued a papal bull protecting Jews accused of having caused the Black Plague (1348), Diogo Cão found the mouth of the Congo River (1484), Thomas More was executed for treason against Henry VIII (1535), Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera founded the city of Córdoba, Argentina (1573), Bohemia was granted freedom of religion (1609), Congress chose the dollar as the monetary unit for the U.S. (1785), the Republican Party held their first convention in Jackson, Michigan (1854), Louis Pasteur successfully tested his rabies vaccine (1885), 10 people died and dozens were injured as Pinkerton agents attempted to break the Homestead Strike, on the same day Dadabhai Naoroji became the first Asian elected to Britain’s House of Commons (1892), 71 people died as an F5 tornado devastated Pomeroy, Iowa (1893), the British dirigible R34 landed in New York after the first transatlantic airship crossing (1919), the American League defeated the National League 4-2 in Major League Baseball’s first All-Star Game (1933), Brisbane, Australia’s Story Bridge opened (1940), 168 people died in the Hartford Circus Fire, on the same day then-Lt. Jackie Robinson’s army career was derailed when refused to move to the back of a bus (1944), Althea Gibson became the first black to win a Wimbledon title, on the same day Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time (1957), The Late Late Show, now the longest-running TV talk show to remain on a single network, premiered on Ireland’s RTÉ One (1962), Malawi declared independence (1964) and became a republic (1966), the Comoros declared independence (1975), Davis Phinney became the first American to win a road stage of the Tour de France (1986), 167 workers died in explosions at the Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea (1988), 14 people were killed when a suicide attacker forced the driver of Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Bus 405 to steer over a cliff (1989) 14 firefighters died in Colorado’s Storm King Mountain Fire (1994), 8353 people would be killed in the 3-day Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995), Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opened (1998), the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar sent a METI message, Cosmic Call 2, to five nearby stars (2003), the Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War in 1962, reopened for trade (2006), 42 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria, on the same day 47 people died when a 73-car oil train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and 3 people died when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on approach in San Francisco (2013). And Britain published The Iraq Inquiry after a seven-year review of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decisions leading up to the Iraq War (2016).

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Yesterday on Campus

Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Fighting Fake News

Today on Campus

YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with Cute Owls

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Photo Credit: British Wildlife Centre

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