Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Edgar the Peaceable was crowned King of England today (959). Also, Mary I was crowned Queen of England (1553), the French Legislative Assembly met in their first session (1791), the Treaty of San Ildefonso ceded the Spain’s Louisiana Territory to France (1800), the first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrived in New Orleans (1811), the South African College, later separated into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools, was founded (1829), the London tabloid News of the World premiered (1843), Werner von Siemens founded Siemens AG & Halske (1847), Aaron Dennison’s watch company relocated to Waltham, Massachusetts and was renamed the Waltham Watch Company (1854), John Phillip Sousa became the leader of the Marine Corps Band, on the same day Thomas Edison opened his first electric lamp factory (1880), Congress established Yosemite National Park (1890), Stanford University opened (1891), the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration was founded (1898), the Boston Americans played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series (1903), Ford began selling the Model T for $825 (1908), 21 people were killed as a bomb destroyed the Los Angeles Times building (1910), the George Washington Bridge opened between New York and New Jersey (1931), the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened (1940), Mensa International was founded (1946), U.S. paper currency with the motto “In God We Trust” began circulating (1957), the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was replaced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958), Nigeria gained independence (1960), the Defense Intelligence Agency was established, on the same day East and West Cameroon merged into the Republic of Cameroon (1961), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson premiered (1962), the Free Speech Movement was launched on the campus of University of California at Berkeley, on the same day Japanese “bullet trains” began high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka (1964), Florida’s Walt Disney World opened, on the same day the first CT brain scan was performed at London’s Atkinson Morley Hospital (1971), the Seychelles gained self-government, on the same day the Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and became Tuvalu, and Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manilla (1975), Tuvalu gained independence (1978), the U.S. returned sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panama (1979), Helmut Kohl replaced Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence, on the same day Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center opened, and Sony introduced the first consumer compact disc player (1982), 8 people died as a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck California’s San Gabriel Valley (1987), Denmark introduced the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union (1989), the Cartoon Network premiered (1992), Palau gained independence (1994), the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom took over the judicial functions of the House of Lords (2009), 39 people died as a ferry struck a passenger ship near Hong Kong’s Lamma Island (2012), the U.S. federal government shut down when House Republicans refused to pass a continuing budget resolution unless President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats agreed to repeal, defund, delay, or otherwise undermine the Affordable Care Act (2013), 9 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon, on the same day 280 people died when heavy rains triggered a landslide in El Cambray Dos, Guatemala (2015), and the Western Bulldogs broke a 62-year drought by winning the Australian Football League Grand Final (2016). And 92% of Catalan voters chose independence in a referendum that the Constitutional Court of Spain had already suspended as violating the nation’s constitution, on the same day that 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas (2017).
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