Sunday Open Thread: January 28th is Data Privacy Day

World History this day

1521 -- The Diet of Worms was convened to deal with Martin Luther's heresies
1573 -- The Warsaw Confederation established freedom of religion in Poland
1935 -- Iceland legalized therapeutic abortion.
1988 -- Canada's Supreme Court struck down all Canadian anti-abortion laws.

US History this day

Sunday Open Thread: January 14th is the Medieval Feast of the Ass**


This feast may represent a Christian adaptation of the pagan feast, Cervulus, integrating it with the donkey in the nativity story.[2] In connection with the Biblical stories, the celebration was first celebrated in the 11th century, inspired by the pseudo-Augustinian "Sermo contra Judaeos" c. 6th century.