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

Urban II ordered the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont, today (1095). Also, English King Edward I invited elected representatives from Lancashire to the “Model Parliament” at Westminster (1295), the foundation stone was laid for the Jerusalem’s Church in Berlin (1727), James Pratt and John Smith were hanged in London, the last executions for sodomy in England (1835), the American Statistical Association was founded (1839.906849315), Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament that would establish the Nobel Prize (1895), the U.S. Army War College was founded (1901), New York City hosted the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1924), Alger Hiss was released from prison after a 44-month sentence for perjury (1954), after male jockeys boycotted her first three races at Churchill Downs, a brief game appearance for the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels made Penny Ann Early not only the first female professional jockey but also the first female professional basketball player (1968), a descent module from the Soviet Mars 2 orbiter became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, albeit by crashing (1971), the U.S. Senate confirmed Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew, who had resigned as Vice President of the United States (1973), San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated (1978), 107 people were killed as a drug cartel bomb destroyed Avianca Flight 203 over Colombia (1989), a Labour Party victory made Helen Clark New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister (1999), the Hubble Space Telescope detected a hydrogen atmosphere on the extrasolar planet Osiris (2001), the Canadian House of Commons passed a motion to recognize the Québécois as a nation within Canada (2006), and 28 people were killed when a bomb derailed the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg (2009). And three people were killed when a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs (2015).

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Yesterday on Campus

Ask Ms. Crissie“Financial Institutions Have Been Devastated?”
Campus QuestionOn This Sunday Meet Union Face: when the God-King says “soft on crime,” does he really mean “not racist enough?”

Today on Campus

Things We Did This WeekShare your stories of political activism!
Mixed NutsThe Wingnut Court-Packing Plan
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with A Tree!
Campus Question at 6pm ET

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::