Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Thirteen-year-old Gordian III assumed the purple after the Praetorian Guard executed co-emperors Pupienus and Balbinus today (238). Also, 12-year-old Pakal ascended to the throne at Palenque (615), 13-month-old James VI was crowned King of Scotland (1567), the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France (1588), John Graves Simcoe founded the settlement that is now Toronto (1793), the Arc de Triomphe was dedicated in Paris (1836), Tennessee’s Cumberland Law School was founded (1847), British police put down the Tipperary Revolt during the Irish Potato Famine (1848), the U.S. and Japan signed the Harris Treaty (1858), Annibale de Gasparis discovered the asteroid 15 Eunomia (1851), Belle Boyd, “the Cleopatra of the Confederacy,” was arrested and jailed for espionage (1864), the Harris Treaty opened trade between the U.S. and Japan (1858), the First Hague Convention was signed (1899), Italian King Umberto I was assassinated (1900), Robert Baden-Powell began the Brownsea Island Scout Camp, regarded as the foundation of the Boy Scout movement (1907), construction began on the Link River Dam as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project (1920), the BBC Light Programme radio station was launched (1945), the first post-war Olympics opened in London (1948), the International Atomic Energy Agency was established (1957), President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958), Hawaii held her first elections for the U.S. Congress (1959), Greeks voted to end their monarchy and begin the Metapolitefsi (1973), over 700 million people watched the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana (1981), British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President François Mitterrand signed the agreement to build the Eurotunnel under the English Channel, on the same day Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayawardene signed the India-Sri Lanka Accords (1987), the Supreme Court of Israel acquitted accused war criminal John Demjanjuk (1993), astronomers announced their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris (2005), the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights adopted the Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights (2006), at least 80 and as many as 140 people died when a ferry capsized on the Kasai River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2010), and 25 people were injured when two passenger trains collided near Lausanne, Switzerland (2013). And Microsoft released Windows 10 (2015).
Yesterday on Campus
Campus Question – Weird News: Do lizard bears rescue tiger sniffing dogs from lobsters?
Today on Campus
Campus Question at 6pm ET
Note: There will be no Ask Ms. Crissie or Our Earth today. WinterBanyan has a bladder infection and it left her so weak in the wee hours that we called for an ambulance. Fortunately, the E.R. found nothing but the bladder infection, and she’ll be fine once that clears up. But we’re verrrrrry sleeeeepy.
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Good morning! ::hugggggs::