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

Æthelstan of England secured a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland not to ally with Vikings, an event considered the founding of England, today (927). Also, Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle was published (1493), Henry VIII married Catherine Parr, his sixth and final wife (1543), Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow was consecrated (1561), Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burned at least 40 Mayan codices (1562), the Ostrog Bible was published (1580), James Cook set sail on his third voyage (1776), Camille Desmoulins gave the speech that led to the Storming of the Bastille (1789), Liechtenstein gained sovereignty in joining 15 German states to form the Confederation of the Rhine (1806), Congress authorized the Medal of Honor (1862), vigilantes kidnapped and deported nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona (1917), cricketer Hedley Verity takes a world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire (1932), 2000 people died as the failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams flooded the city of Pune, India (1961), the Rolling Stones performed their first concert (1962), the arrest and beating of a black cab driver sparked six days of rioting in Newark, New Jersey (1967), the Australian Aboriginal Flag was flown for the first time (1971), over 16 million military personnel records were lost when a fire swept through the sixth floor of the National Personnel Record Center in St. Louis (1973), São Tomé and Príncipe gained independence (1975), as did Kiribati (1979), the Israel–Hezbollah War broke out (2006), and 121 people died in a tanker truck explosion in Okobie, Nigeria (2012). And 6 people died when a train derailed in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France (2013).

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Yesterday on Campus

Campus QuestionIs the God-King trying to force a NATO breakup? Does he want to bankrupt the public services and social safety nets that give Europeans a higher standard of living than Americans?

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