10.13.2016 Day in History

rome_NeroToday is International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction; in Rome a thousand nine hundred and sixty-two years ago, Emperor Claudius died mysteriously, and his young Nephew, Nero, ascended to the Imperial throne; three hundred fifty-five years subsequently, more or less in 409, Vandals and Alans first crossed the Pyrenees and both plundered and settled parts of Roman Hispania; six hundred eighty-four years before the here-and-now, a Mongol Khagan reigned for nearly two months as an emperor of the Yuan Dynasty; three centuries and seventy-eight years hence, in 1710, in what would be a fateful encounter for Cajun Louisiana far to the South, the capitol of French Acadia fell to British forces; masons eighty-two years afterward, in 1792 laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Executive Mansion, subsequently dubbed the White House; B’nai B’rith first came into existence a hundred seventy-three years prior to the present pass in New York City; a majority of Republic of Texas voters two years later, in 1845, approved a Constitution that stipulated entry into the United States as a State, should Congress accede to that eventuality; modern Hebrew first held sway thirty-six years beyond that juncture, in 1881, in the first modern Hebrew conversation; three years still world time watch clocklater on, in 1884, Greenwich became the Universal Time meridian; three hundred sixty-five days thereafter, Southwest across the Atlantic in 1885, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s first class began its matriculation; the boy baby who became renowned poet and librarian Arna Bontemps first came into the world in Louisiana a hundred fourteen years before this day exactly, and President Roosevelt threatened to deploy Federal troops as strikebreakers against union action in the coal fields of Appalachia, marking a ‘moderation and modernization’ of U.S. labor policy; a decade later, in 1912, the child film movie photography old anachronismwho would grow up as Cornel Wilde to become a famous filmmaker and screenwriter drew his first independent breath; the first ‘sweep’ of a four-game World Series took place two years later, in 1914, with Boston victorious over Philadelphia; one year past that moment, in 1915,  four years henceforth, in 1918, the Young Turk faction led the way in withdrawing Ottoman support for conflict in World War One; the Swedish Nobel Literary laureate Carl Gjellerup one year subsequent to that juncture, in 1919, drew his last breath; the current boundaries between Turkey and the South Caucasus Republics, then Soviet, seven hundred thirty-one days after that, in 1921 came into force and established boundaries that remain valid to this day; the capitol city of Turkey two more years further along, in 1923, shifted from Istanbul to Ankara; yet another two years onward, in 1925 and half a world away, the baby boy who grew into the funny man Lenny Bruce came into the world; eighty-two years back, – 1934 the American Federation of Labor approved a boycott on German goods as a protest against Nazi depredations against organized labor in Germany; still another seven years hence, in 1941, the infant boy who became crooner Paul Simon was born; two years nearer to now, in 1943, the new government of liberated Italy declared war on Germany; three decades and a year further along time’s arc, in 1974, the celebrated talk show host Ed Sullivan breathed his last; a researcher at University of California Davis forty years back obtained a partial electron micrograph of an Ebola Viral particle; nine years closer to today, in 1983, a cutting edge technology firm that eventually became part of AT & T opened the first cellular network service in Chicago, a product of decades of experience with military networks of similar sort; two years beyond that point in time, in 1985, more than 1,100 office workers struck and eventually won union recognition in Columbia University in New York City; three years further down the pike, in 1988, the iconic Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize in Literature; twelve years thereafter, in 2000, news delivery staff of the San Jose Mercury News concluded a successful strike in their behalf; two more years more proximate to this point in time, in 2002, historian and author Steven Ambrose died; another eight years along time’s arc, in 2010, miners who survived over two months below ground in Chile came to the surface to continue their lives.