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

Æthelred II ordered the St. Brice’s Day Massacre of all Danes in England today (1002). Also, James Braid saw the demonstration of ‘animal magnetism’ that led to his study of hypnotism (1841), Arthur Denny and his family joined his brother David to found the Alki Island settlement that would later move across Elliot Bay to become Seattle, Washington (1851), Irish nationalist and labor groups clashed with police in London’s Bloody Sunday (1887), 9 Royal National Lifeboat Institution crewmen died trying to rescue a ship in distress off the coast of Caister-on-Sea, England (1901), the Australian Labor Party expelled Prime Minister Billy Hughes over his support for wartime military conscription (1916), the Holland Tunnel opened between New York and New Jersey (1927), Venezuelan President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud was assassinated (1950), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Montgomery, Alabama’s discriminatory bus laws in Browder v. Gayle (1956), Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the Amityville, New York home that would become famous with The Amityville Horror (1974), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1982), 23,000 people died when a mudslide buried the town of Armero, Colombia after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz, on the same day Xavier Suarez was sworn in as Miami’s first Cuban-born mayor (1985), Neo-Nazis murdered Ethiopian law student Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon (1988), Franz Joseph II died and his son Hans-Adam II became Prince of Liechtenstein (1989), 13 people were killed as a gunman opened fire on neighbors and passers-by in Aramoana, New Zealand (1990), the High Court of Australia held in Dietrich v Queen that judges should grant requests for stays or adjournment when a criminal defendant has no lawyer (1992), voters in Sweden chose to join the European Union (1994), the Philippine House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada (2000), President George W. Bush signed an executive order authorizing military trials for non-citizens suspected of aiding or plotting to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. (2001), Iraq accepted the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 (2002), Russian troops withdrew from the Soviet-era Batumi military base in Georgia (2007), and Australia and parts of the South Pacific observed a total solar eclipse (2012). And a piece of space junk known as WT1190F will burn up on reentry over the Indian Ocean south of Sri Lanka (2015).

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