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

The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg Observatory in Ven, Denmark was laid today (1576). Also, John Davis entered Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage (1585), Sweden’s Charles IX founded the city of Oulu, Finland (1605), Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrated the lifting power of hot air in an audience with Portugal’s King John V (1709), Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard reached the summit of Mont Blanc (1786), Joseph Whidbey led an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska (1794), Thomas Edison patented his mimeograph (1876), Wilbur Wright made his first public flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France (1908), the German airship Graf Zeppelin began her round-the-world flight (1929), a gang of 15 stole £2.6 million in bank notes in what Britons call the Great Train Robbery (1963), Iain Macmillan took the photograph that would be used on the cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road (1969), President Richard Nixon gave a national television address to announce his resignation (1974), 10 people died in the Central Hotel Fire in Bundoran, Ireland (1980), U.N. Security Council Resolution 598 took effect, ending the 8-year Iran-Iraq War (1988), Iraq claimed occupied Kuwait as Province 19 (1990), the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was brought to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor (2000), two tornadoes, including the first to strike Brooklyn in 118 years, touched down in Kings and Putnam counties in New York (2007), at least 1471 people died and 294 remain missing and presumed dead after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in China’s Gansu Province (2010), and 8 people were killed when a gunman invaded his former girlfriend’s home in Harris County, Texas (2015). And at least 70 and as many as 90 people were killed when a suicide bomber and gunmen struck a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, exactly three years after a suicide bomber struck a police officer’s funeral in the same city (2016).


Yesterday on Campus

Campus QuestionDo you worry more about Facebook and other social media companies exercising editorial responsibility, or about the 43% of Republicans who think the God-King should be able to shut down media who “behave badly?”

Today on Campus

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