Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

John Milton sold the copyright for Paradise Lost today (1667). Also, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks premiered (1749), Beethoven composed the Für Elise (1810), construction began on the new Palace of Westminster (1840), the United Auto Workers split from the American Federation of Labor (1936), and Xerox PARC introduced the computer mouse (1981). And Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons (1992).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::