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|536||Having captured Naples earlier in the year, Belisarius takes Rome.|
|1861||The U.S. Senate approves the establishment of a committee that would become the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.|
|1863||Major General John G. Foster replaces Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside as Commander of the Department of Ohio.|
|1867||The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to Denver.|
|1872||P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of Louisiana.|
|1900||The Russian czar rejects Boer Paul Kruger’s pleas for aid in South Africa against the British.|
|1908||A child labor bill passes in the German Reichstag, forbidding work for children under age 13.|
|1917||The new Finnish Republic demands the withdrawal of Russian troops.|
|1940||The British army seizes 1,000 Italians in a sudden thrust in Egypt.|
|1941||Franklin D. Roosevelt tells Americans to plan for a long war.|
|1948||The United States abandons a plan to de-concentrate industry in Japan.|
|1949||The United Nations takes trusteeship over Jerusalem.|
|1950||President Harry Truman bans U.S. exports to Communist China.|
|1950||Harry Gold gets 30 years imprisonment for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II.|
|1955||Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Carl Olson to regain the world middleweight boxing title.|
|1960||The Laos government flees to Cambodia as the capital city of Vientiane is engulfed in war.|
|1990||Lech Walesa is elected president of Poland.|
|1992||U.S. Marines land in Somalia to ensure food and medicine reaches the deprived areas of that country.|
|2008||Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal charges, including an attempt to sell the US Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.|
The expedition, organized by the charismatic Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was at best an ill-conceived venture; at worst, it was a willfully negligent act of astonishing hubris. Using the pull of his celebrity as a seasoned explorer, Stefansson assembled a team of four starstruck young men—Allan Crawford, 20, Lorne Knight, 28, Fred Maurer, 28, and Milton Galle, 19—to claim Wrangel Island for the British Empire—even though Britain had never shown the slightest interest in wanting it. Though Stefansson picked the team and funded the mission, he never had any intention of joining the party himself and sent his woefully inexperienced team north with only six months of supplies and hollow assurances that “the friendly Arctic” would provide ample game to augment their stores until a ship picked them up the following year.That's not what happened. Two years later, when a rescue ship finally arrived, Blackjack and Vic were the only survivors of the expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap when she went to Wrangel Island, but she taught herself because she was determined to return to her young son. And she had kept a diary of her experiences. Read the story of Ada Blackjack at Atlas Obscura.
Not long after it appeared, the error code began to enjoy, or endure, its share of lore. In the early 2000s, the idea bubbled up that the 404 came from, well, room 404; that this room housed the web’s first servers, at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland); that World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee had his office there; that he frequently could not be found.The truth is much more mundane, but we latched onto the magic of the 404 error anyway. An article at Wired explains, although it's more of a love letter to the page that both disappoints and fascinates us.
“Sigh,” wrote Robert Cailliau, a pioneer, with Berners-Lee, of the hypertext structure that led to the web. When asked for comment on the 404 error, he seemed less than thrilled to be approached with what he called “trivia.” Cailliau was adamant that the mythology is hogwash.