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

The modern Hebrew Calendar’s epochal reference date is today (3761 BCE). Also, Uppsala University was founded (1477), Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island (1542), the Province of Massachusetts Bay received a royal charter (1691), George III issued the Royal Proclamation that closed aboriginal lands west and north of the Alleghenies to white settlers (1763), corsair Robert Surcouf’s La Confiance captured the British ship Kent, inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d’août (1800), the Granite Railway began operating as the first chartered railroad in the U.S. (1826), the Royal Columbian Hospital opened as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia (1862), Cornell University opened with 412 students (1868), Germany and Austria-Hungary signed the “Twofold Covenant” to create the Dual Alliance (1879), the Helsinki Stock Exchange opened (1912), Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222-0, the most lopsided college football game in history (1916), KLM, the Netherlands’ flag carrier and the oldest airline still using its original name, was founded (1919), five French airlines merged into Air France (1933), the German Democratic Republic was founded (1949), Allen Ginsberg performed “Howl” for the first time at San Francisco’s Six Gallery (1955), Pakistani President Iskander Mirza suspended the constitution, canceled the upcoming elections, and imposed martial law (1958), the Soviet probe Luna 3 transmitted the first photographs of the far side of the Moon (1959), President John Kennedy signed the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty (1963), the Fourth Soviet Constitution was adopted (1977), Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Achille Lauro, on the same day at least 129 people died in the Mameyes Landslide in the Portugués Urbano barrio of Ponce, Puerto Rico (1985), after 103 days, the Mississippi River fell below flood stage in St. Louis, Missouri (1993), the Fox News Channel began broadcasting (1996), University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found beaten and tied to a fence in Laramie (1998), the U.S. began military operations in Afghanistan (2001), and California Gov. Gray Davis was recalled and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger (2003). And asteroid 2008 TC3 entered the atmosphere and exploded above the Nubian Desert in Sudan, the first test of the Spaceguard near-Earth object tracking and prediction system (2008).

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