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

John of Kastav finishes his cycle of frescoes in the Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje, Slovenia today (1490). Also, the Continental Congress enacted the Northwest Ordinance (1787), Charlotte Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat (1793), the Carabinieri, Italy’s national gendarmerie, were founded (1814), Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded the General Assembly’s Institution, now Kolkata’s Scottish Church College (1830), the New York City Draft Riots erupted (1863), the Hollywood Sign was dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles (1923), Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismissed seven members of his cabinet, effectively ending the National Liberal Party as a distinct force in British politics (1962), Alexander Butterfield told a Senate committee that President Nixon taped all Oval Office conversations (1973), lightning strikes triggered the New York City Blackout (1977), the Live Aid concert for Ethiopian famine relief was held in London, Philadelphia, and other sites around the world, on the same day Vice President George H.W. Bush became acting president while President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery for polyps (1985), 43 climbers died when an earthquake triggered an avalanche on Lenin Peak (1990), a Direction Générale de la Securité Exterieure rescue team returned to France after Opération 14 juillet failed to locate kidnapped Colombian presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, who would remain in captivity for another five years (2003), 26 people were killed when three bombs exploded during the evening rush hour in Mumbai, India (2011), and 11 people died as Category 4 Typhoon Soulik swept across Taiwan and East China, on the same day George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin (2013). And Theresa May became Britain’s second female Prime Minister (2016).


Yesterday on Campus

Mixed NutsCollusion and Wealthcare, Still
Midday Matinee at 2pm ET – Linda Lee with Net Neutrality Day
Campus Question at 2pm ET – Linda Lee with Do the God-King and his family have no idea how deep the trouble they’re in?

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsMore These and Those
Campus Question at 6pm ET


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