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

The city of Guarulhos, Brazil was founded today (1560). Also, Mexican Inquisitors executed the family of Luis de Carabajal y Cueva, including his nephew Luis de Carabajal the younger, the first Jewish author in the Americas (1596), either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall played Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello, the first woman to appear on an English stage (1660), Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony premiered (1813), Pius IX defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary in Ineffabilis Deus (1854), three organizations founded by philanthropist Robert Brookings merged into the Brookings Institution (1927), President Dwight Eisenhower delivered his “Atoms for Peace” speech (1953), the New York City Newspaper Strike began (1962), citizens of Greece voted to abolish their monarchy (1974), John Lennon was murdered (1980), President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, on the same day 9 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the Queen Street Australia Post office in Melbourne, and 43 people including the players, managers, staff, and cheerleaders of Peru’s Alianza Lima soccer club died in a plane crash (1987), the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine signed an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and forming the Commonwealth of Independent States, on the same day Romanians adopted their constitution (1991), the Cuzco Declaration was signed, forming the South American Community of Nations (2004), and the successful flight of the Dragon made SpaceX the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, on the same day the Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passed Venus (2010). And a riot erupted in Singapore’s Little India after an immigrant worker died in a bus accident (2013).

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Campus QuestionRobert Mueller and SDNY release court filings; should “others” in the Trump campaign and administration be nervous?

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Photo Credit: Geert Weggen (Mercury Press)

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