Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Bacon’s Rebellion burned Jamestown, Virginia today (1676). Also, Giles Corey was tortured to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials (1692), the Continental Congress passed the first U.S. federal budget (1778), President George Washington’s Farewell Address was printed as an open letter to the public (1796), two French children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, claimed to see Our Lady of La Salette (1846), the Blackpool Illuminations were lighted for the first time (1879), President James Garfield died, 79 days after he was shot at a train station (1881), New Zealand’s Electoral Act guaranteed women the right to vote (1893), the Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, on the same day the first Cannes Film Festival was held (1946), the U.S. barred Charlie Chaplin from returning after his trip to England (1949), Disneyland refused a visit from Nikita Khrushchev, citing security concerns (1959), the first Glastonbury Festival was held (1970), Carl XVI Gustaf was invested as King of Sweden (1973), Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for their famous concert in New York City’s Central Park (1981), Scott Fahlman posted the first documented emoticons on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System (1982), Saint Kitts and Nevis gained independence (1983), at least 10,000 died as a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck Mexico City, on the same day Tipper Gore joined other political wives formed the form the Parents Music Resource Center and Frank Zappa testified before Congress on obscenity in rock music (1985), German tourists discovered Ötzi the Iceman (1991), the Washington Post and New York Times published the Unabomber’s manifesto, leading to Ted Kaczynski’s arrest after his brother David recognized the writing (1995), a coup d’état by the Royal Thai Military deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, establishing a ‘temporary’ military junta that remains in power still (2006), and the deep sea gusher left by the BP Deepwater Horizon platform collapse was capped after 5 months and 4.9 million barrels of oil had leaked (2010). And the New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera recorded his all-time record 602nd save (2011).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – More Drums of War with North Korea
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Health Care … Again … Still
Campus Question – If a swastika-wearing Neo-Nazi were harassing people in your neighborhood, would you knock him on his ass?
Today on Campus
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Good morning! ::hugggggs::