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

The election of Mikhail I began Russia’s Romanov dynasty today (1613). Also, the first steam locomotive debuted at Wales’ Pen-y-Darren Ironworks (1804), John Greenough patented his sewing machine (1842), Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto (1848), the Oakland Daily Tribune premiered (1874), New Haven, Connecticut published the first telephone book (1878), the Washington Monument was dedicated (1885), the New Yorker premiered (1925), Waldo Waterman’s Arrowbile made its maiden flight (1937), NASCAR was incorporated (1948), the United Kingdom abolished national identity cards (1952), Gerald Holtom designed the Peace Symbol (1958), Malcolm X was assassinated (1965), President Richard Nixon visited the People’s Republic of China (1972), and Steve Fossett completed the first solo trans-Pacific balloon flight (1995). And the European Greens Party was established in Rome (2004).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::