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

An estimated 4000 Jews were murdered in Granada, Spain today (1066). Also, James Moore abandoned the Siege of St. Augustine (1702), the Treaties of St. Louis settled land disputes between the U.S. and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi nations (1816) and between the U.S. and the Shawnee nation (1825), the Gadsden Purchase secured land from Mexico for railroad building in the Southwest (1853), 605 people died as a fire swept through Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre (1903), former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg was assassinated (1905), Charles IV and his wife Zita of Bourbon-Parma were crowned as Hungary’s last monarchs (1916), London’s Lincoln’s Inn admitted their first female bar student (1919), the Soviet Union was founded (1922), Tokyo’s Ginza Line opened as the first subway in Asia (1927), the United Auto Workers staged their first sit-down strike (1936), the communist government of Romania forced King Michael to abdicate (1947), Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate opened on Broadway (1948), the Edmonton Oilers’ Wayne Gretzky scored five goals in a single game to reach 50 goals in only his 39th game of the season, shattering the previous record of 50 goals in 50 games shared by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy (1981), Israel and Vatican City established diplomatic relations (1993), 250,000 workers protesting budget cuts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shut down services across Israel (1996), 22 people were killed by five bombs in and around Manilla on Rizal Day (2000), 194 people died as a fire swept through Buenos Aires’ República Cromagnon nightclub (2004), Tropical Storm Zeta formed in the Atlantic, tying the record for the latest-forming North Atlantic cyclone (2005), 2 people were killed as a bomb exploded at the Madrid-Barajas Airport, on the same day 400 people died when the Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sank in a storm, and the same day former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was executed (2006), 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in to the Wei River after a section of the Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha pipeline ruptured in Shaanxi, China (2009), and due to a change of time zone, today did not happen in Samoa and Tokelau (2011). And 101 people were killed as rebels attacked TV studios, the airport, and a military base in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2013).


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