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Campus Chatter – January 19, 2016 | BPI Campus

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Manila s San Agustin Church, the Philippine capital s oldest, was completed today (1607). Also, the British House of Commons expelled John Wilkes for seditious libel (1764), Britain occupied the Cape of Good Hope (1806), Goethe s Faust Part 1 premiered (1829), as did Verdi s Il Trovatore (1853), and Ibsen s The Master Builder (1893), 20 people were killed when German zeppelins bombed the English towns of Great Yarmouth and King s Lynn, the first aerial bombardments of civilian targets (1915), the U.S. Senate voted not to join the League of Nations (1920), Coopers Inc.

sold the world s first men s briefs, dubbed Jockeys (1935), 72% of all American televisions tuned to CBS for the Lucy Goes to the Hospital birthing episode of I Love Lucy (1953), 47 people died when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Kinnaur district of India s Himachal Pradesh state (1975), President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, on the same day the only recorded snow fell in Miami, Florida (1977), the last German-made Volkswagen Beetle left the assembly plant in Emden (1978), Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi released the first IBM-PC virus, dubbed Brain, developed to copy-protect their software (1986), 828,000 gallons of home heating oil spilled into Block Island Sound when the tanker North Cape ran aground near South Kingstown, Rhode Island (1996), NASA launched the New Horizons probe on the first mission to Pluto (2006), the Department of Justice shut down the MegaUpload file-sharing website (2012), and a pistol-wielding assailant attacked chairman Ahmed Dogan, who resigned his post later that day, at a televised congress of Bulgaria s Movement for Rights and Freedoms Party (2013). And 26 Pakistani soldiers were killed when a truck bomb exploded in their convoy near Bannu (2014). +++++ Yesterday on Campus Things We Did This Week Share your stories of political activism! Mixed Nuts I m Shouting! (Meta Monday) Midday Matinee Linda Lee with Middle Age Ends at 68 or 74?

Campus Question Are the media finally starting to vet Bernie Sanders, rather than treating his candidacy as vetting Hillary Clinton? 1 2 3 4 Today on Campus Mixed Nuts Kudos to St.

Paul Police Chief Tom Smith, plus Trump and the Religious Reich 5 Midday Matinee Tuesday s Tale: Shivery Squatch 6 Campus Question at 6pm ET +++++ Good morning! ::hugggggs:: References ^ Share your stories of political activism! (bpicampus.com) ^ I m Shouting! (Meta Monday) (bpicampus.com) ^ Middle Age Ends at 68 or 74? (bpicampus.com) ^ Are the media finally starting to vet Bernie Sanders, rather than treating his candidacy as vetting Hillary Clinton? (bpicampus.com) ^ Kudos to St.

Paul Police Chief Tom Smith, plus Trump and the Religious Reich (bpicampus.com) ^ Tuesday s Tale: Shivery Squatch (bpicampus.com)

Campus Chatter – November 13, 2015 | BPI Campus

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) thelred II ordered the St. Brice s Day Massacre of all Danes in England today (1002). Also, James Braid saw the demonstration of animal magnetism that led to his study of hypnotism (1841), Arthur Denny and his family joined his brother David to found the Alki Island settlement that would later move across Elliot Bay to become Seattle, Washington (1851), Irish nationalist and labor groups clashed with police in London s Bloody Sunday (1887), 9 Royal National Lifeboat Institution crewmen died trying to rescue a ship in distress off the coast of Caister-on-Sea, England (1901), the Australian Labor Party expelled Prime Minister Billy Hughes over his support for wartime military conscription (1916), the Holland Tunnel opened between New York and New Jersey (1927), Venezuelan President Carlos Delgado Chalbaud was assassinated (1950), the U.S.

Supreme Court overturned Montgomery, Alabama s discriminatory bus laws in Browder v. Gayle (1956), Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the Amityville, New York home that would become famous with The Amityville Horror (1974), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1982), 23,000 people died when a mudslide buried the town of Armero, Colombia after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz, on the same day Xavier Suarez was sworn in as Miami s first Cuban-born mayor (1985), Neo-Nazis murdered Ethiopian law student Mulugeta Seraw in Portland, Oregon (1988), Franz Joseph II died and his son Hans-Adam II became Prince of Liechtenstein (1989), 13 people were killed as a gunman opened fire on neighbors and passers-by in Aramoana, New Zealand (1990), the High Court of Australia held in Dietrich v Queen that judges should grant requests for stays or adjournment when a criminal defendant has no lawyer (1992), voters in Sweden chose to join the European Union (1994), the Philippine House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada (2000), President George W.

Bush signed an executive order authorizing military trials for non-citizens suspected of aiding or plotting to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. (2001), Iraq accepted the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 (2002), Russian troops withdrew from the Soviet-era Batumi military base in Georgia (2007), and Australia and parts of the South Pacific observed a total solar eclipse (2012). And a piece of space junk known as WT1190F will burn up on reentry over the Indian Ocean south of Sri Lanka (2015). +++++ The Janitor Professor of Astrology was unable to research this week s Bippiescopes because your lowly mail room clerk overslept due to an ear infection. Yes, that does too make sense.

Read it aloud. Backward. From the Squirrel s Blewberry.

Anyway, the Bippiescopes will return next week. +++++ Yesterday on Campus Mixed Nuts White Supremacy Boils Over at Mizzou, plus Political Correctness vs.

Real Censorship Midday Matinee triciawyse with Fursdai Furries Campus Question World News: Catalunya Seeks Independence, David Cameron and the EU, Iceland Glacier, Greece Protests, and the Wheel of Giants? 1 2 3 Today on Campus Mixed Nuts at 8am ET GOP Panic over WHannabes plus Wingnut Lost Generation Fantasy Midday Matinee at 2pm ET triciawyse with Friedai Critters Campus Question at 6pm ET +++++ Good morning! ::hugggggs:: References ^ White Supremacy Boils Over at Mizzou, plus Political Correctness vs.

Real Censorship (bpicampus.com) ^ Fursdai Furries (bpicampus.com) ^ World News: Catalunya Seeks Independence, David Cameron and the EU, Iceland Glacier, Greece Protests, and the Wheel of Giants? (bpicampus.com)