Today in History: March 27th

1964: The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) becomes operationally established.

1964: The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful in US History (magnitude 9.2), hits southern Alaska , killing 118 people and inflicting massive damage on the city of Anchorage; the damages form the quake bankrupts the new state.

1883: A Territorial Order-in-Council transfers the capital of the Northwest Territories to the settlement of Pile-O’-Bones, which is soon renamed Regina to honour Queen Victoria. At the time, the Northwest Territories includes present-day Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

An Ounce of Prevention – Alaska Earthquake

Tough Love at the Table – Low-Level Resolution

Tough Love at the Table – Would You Like That Super-Sized on Your Way Out of This Bunker

Today in History: February 4th

2004: Mark Zuckerberg founds Facebook.

1976: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras kill 23,000 people.

1945: The Yalta Conference between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin, as the leaders of the three major Allied powers in the Second World War opens. The conference’s aim is to discuss the post-war reorganization of Europe.

Today in History: January 20th

1981: The Iranian Hostage Crisis ends when the last hostages are released.

An Ounce of Prevention – Iranian Embassy Siege

1980: Bleachers at a bullring in Colombia collapse, resulting in the deaths of 222 people, and hundreds more were injured. The collapse, the deadliest tragedy at a sporting event in Colombia’s history, was the result of overcrowding and poor construction.

1961: John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, he exhorts all Americans to ‘ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’

Political Conventions – Pirates and Thieves
Political Conventions – Top of the Class
Political Columns – Lunches With Wolves