Google follows through on its threat to leave China after an earlier hacking incident.
President Hamid Karzai meets with an insurgent group for the first time to discuss a peace agreement.
The Art Handling Olympics begins (and ends). One task involved taping together a box and moving it around a block…with a shot of whiskey and some dumplings partway through.
A Stanford engineer professor, Hector Garcia-Molina, is named one of the top Hispanics in the technology field by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology.
Niall Ferguson writes in Foreign Affairs about how America may be closer to the “precipice” of empire-collapse than might otherwise be suspected.
ON THIS DAY:
In 1775, Patrick Henry delivers his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech in Virginia.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (aka “Star Wars”) is first proposed in 1983.
Paul J. Cohen, a Fields medal recipient for mathematical discoveries in the field of set theory dies in 2007.