Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Council of Clermont met to commission the First Crusade today (1095). Also, the U.S. and Britain signed Jay’s Treaty (1794), Warsaw University was founded (1816), President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address (1863), the Island Maid and Angele sank on Cornwall’s Doom Bar (1911), Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn founded Goldwyn Pictures (1916), Rainier III launched Télé Monte Carlo (1954), William F. Buckley launched the National Review (1955), Hong Kong’s TVB began broadcasting (1967), Pelé scored his 1,000th goal (1969), President Ronald Reagan met Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev for the first time, on the same day Pennzoil won a record $10.58 billion judgment against Texaco for contract interference, and the same day 18 people died when Malaysian police besieged the village of Memali and 400 followers of Ibrahim Mahmud (1985), Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award for the Girl You Know It’s True album after the revelation that they lip-synched over the voices of studio singers (1990), Britain’s first National Lottery was held (1994), the U.S. House began impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton, on the same day Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sold at auction for $71.5 million (1998), China launched Shenzhou 1, the Greek tanker Prestige split in half and sank, spilling 20 million gallons of oil off the coast of Galicia (2002), and 29 miners died in an explosion at New Zealand’s Pike River Mine (2010). And 23 people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked the Iranian embassy in Beirut (2013).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Elephants and Russians
Campus Question – Weird News: Pennsylvania man buried with Philly cheesesteaks but “No onions, because they’ll come back to haunt me.” Umm … wouldn’t he haunt them?
Today on Campus
Ask Ms. Crissie – Jeff Flake: “We Are Toast?”
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Our Earth at 8pm ET – Eco News Roundup
Photo Credit: RavenWhimsy (Tumblr)
Good morning! ::hugggggs::