Since I love history, have way too much time on my hands, and have no life, I am going to post an historical event corresponding to the current date every day if I can.
I welcome discussion on the events, so if you disagree with my assertion of the importance and effects of the events, or if you just feel like making posts in my thread, go for it.
A.D. 1494: The first Mass is celebrated in the New World, at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
Of course most, if not all, of you don't give a hoot, so I'll try to find one that's more relevant...
A.D. 1893: The Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with the East Coast of the U.S.A.
I don't care, I'm not American.
A.D. 1912: New Mexico becomes the 47th state of the U.S.A.
Again, I don't give a [CENSORED] because I'm not American. Hmmm...I'm running out of years and I haven't found a relevant date...
Oh, I found one:
A.D. 1929: Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta and begins her work among the poor.
There, now we can all have a discussion about Mother Teresa and call her names and so forth.