Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Saint Marinus founded San Marino, the world’s oldest continuous republic, today (301). Also, Richard I “the Lion-Heart” was crowned (1189), the Royal Exchange burned in the Great Fire of London (1666), the U.S. flag was flown for the first time, during the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge (1777), the signing of the Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War (1783), William Wordsworth wrote “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” (1802), Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery (1838), Argentina’s first official polo match was played (1875), over 640 people died when the pleasure boat Princess Alice collided with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames (1878), David Berry paid John Brallier $10 to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association, making Brallier the first openly professional American football player (1895), the entire 42-man crew died when the zeppelin USS Shenandoah was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio (1925), Yevgeniy Abalakov reached the summit of Ismoil Somoni Peak, then the highest point in the Soviet Union, in what is how Tajikistan (1933), Giuseppe Farina won the first Formula One World Driver’s Championship (1950), Search for Tomorrow debuted on CBS (1951), Swedish drivers changed sides of the road overnight on Dagen H (1967), Qatar gained independence (1971), Viking 2 landed on Mars (1976), 334 hostages including 156 children were killed when Russian troops attacked Chechen terrorists to end the three-day Beslan School Hostage Crisis (2004), and 200 people died when monsoon rains triggered flash floods in India and Pakistan (2014). And the U.S. and China joined the Paris Climate Agreement, but 8 months later the newly-elected God-King said the U.S. would withdraw (2016).
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