Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Hungary’s Árpád Dynasty ended with the death of Andrew III today (1301). Also, the Connecticut colony council adopted the Fundamental Orders, one of the first written constitutions (1639), Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American War of Independence (1784), Britain, Sweden, and Denmark signed the Treaty of Kiel (1814), 1000 people died when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Kingston, Jamaica (1907), Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition made landfall on the Ross Ice Shelf (1911), Norway claimed Queen Maud Land in Antarctica (1938), Franklin Roosevelt became the first sitting U.S. President to travel by air, flying to Morocco to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill for the Casablanca Conference (1943), NBC’s Today show premiered with host Dave Garroway (1952), the Reserve Bank of Australia was founded (1960), Timothy Leary uttered his famous “Tune in, turn on, drop out” at the Human Be-In in San Francisco (1967), Margrethe II became Denmark’s first queen in 360 years (1972), an estimated 1 billion viewers in 40 countries watched Elvis Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii concert (1973), the national flag of the Republic of Georgia was restored after five centuries (2004), the Huygens probe landed on Saturn’s moon Titan (2005), the government of Yemen declared open war on Al Qaeda insurgents (2010), Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia amidst the rising protests of the Arab Spring (2011), and the Pirate Party of Greece was formed (2012). And Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the first-ever free climb of the El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park (2015).
Yesterday on Campus
Mixed Nuts – Nancy Pelosi on ‘Five White Guys’
Campus Question – Weird News: Blizzard blows Maine landmark to Canada; maybe an owl can tow it back?
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