Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Question – June 23, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) This week Boston hosted their second annual Pickle Fair (it’s a Very Big Dill). Also, two people in a Montana car were injured when the driver swerved to avoid a kangaroo (yes, really) and an upstate New York man got a ssssssssssurprise when he tried to jump start his car and found a timber rattlesnake atop his battery. Oh, a Colorado woman convinced her husband to return to jail after he was mistaken for another prisoner and released early (there should be a Hallmark card for that). And a special story for...

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Campus Chatter – June 23, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Mutineers set Henry Hudson, his son, and seven crew members adrift in Hudson Bay today (1611). Also, Charles II contracted to marry Catherine of Braganza, who brought her passion for tea from Portugal to England (1661), French Acadians were given one year to swear allegiance to the British crown or leave Nova Scotia (1713), Russia’s Catherine II allowed Jews to settle in Kiev (1794), John Jacob Astor founded the Pacific Fur Company (1810), the June Days Uprising began in Paris (1848), Congress established the Government Printing Office (1860), Christopher Latham...

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Campus Question – June 22, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today the U.S. Supreme Court held in Carpenter v. U.S. that police need a search warrant to gather long-term cell phone location data on a suspect, despite a dissent by Justice Neil Gorsuch that would scrap the Fourth Amendment’s long-standing “reasonable expectation of privacy” test in favor of a property-interest test. Also, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a criminal and ethical complaint against Treasury Secretary Wilbur Ross, alleging he violated the STOCK Act by short-selling stock in a company linked to Russia when he learned that the New...

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Campus Chatter – June 22, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Fatahillah recaptured Sunda Kelapa harbor from a Portuguese fleet and changed the name of the settlement to Jakarta, now the capital of Indonesia, today (1527). Also, the Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe (1633), the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, which continued French civil law and guaranteed freedom of religion for Catholic Québécois (1744), a poisonous cloud from the eruption of Iceland’s Laki volcano reached Le Havre, France (1783), Parliament abolished feudalism...

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