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

Edward I issued the Edict of Expulsion banning Jews from England, on the Hebrew date Tisha B’Av that commemorates many such calamities, today (1290). Also, the foundation for Giotto di Bondone’s campanile at the Florence Cathedral was consecrated today (1334), France and England signed the Truce of Leulinghem, beginning what would be a 13-year pause in the Hundred Years’ War (1389), England’s Queen Mary I and Spain’s King Phillip II reincorporated the College of Arms (1555), the Treaties of Orebro ended the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars (1812), Thomas Kennedy led three climbers to the summit of Dent Blanche (1862), the First Vatican Council decreed the dogma of papal infallibility (1870), Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf (1925), Intel Corporation was founded (1968), Nadia Comăneci scored the first perfect 10 in the history of women’s Olympic gymnastics (1976), 250 people were killed by Guatemalan military and paramilitary forces in the Plan de Sánchez Massacre (1982), 21 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a San Ysidro, California McDonald’s restaurant (1984), a La Cantuta University professor and 9 students were abducted and killed by a military death squad in Lima, Peru (1992), and 85 people were killed when a bomb exploded at the Argentine Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires (1994), the Soufrière Hills volcano began to erupt on the Caribbean island of Montserrat (1995), at least 7 people died when severe storms triggered flash floods along Québec’s Saguenay River (1996), and 7 people were killed when a bomb exploded on an Israeli tour bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria (2012). And the city of Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history (2013).

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Yesterday on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Mixed NutsPurity vs. Policy
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Moving On: A Fantasy
Campus QuestionGod-King’s approval plummeting, except among his base; did he “let the raging right wing id out of the bottle?”

Today on Campus

Mixed NutsWealthcare Act Dead, But…
News BreakCourt Rules on Dakota Access Pipeline: Illegal
Tuesday’s TaleIf Frodo Said “No”
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::