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

The Persian poet Ferdowsi completed his epic Shāhnāmeh today (1010). Also, Johannes Kepler discovered his third law of planetary motion (1618), the New York Stock Exchange was founded (1817), Raymonde de Laroche received her pilot’s license (1910), Clara Zetkin launched International Women’s Day in Copenhagen (1911), the U.S. Senate adopted the first cloture rule to limit filibusters (1917), Mildred Gillars was sentenced for her wartime broadcasts in Germany as “Axis Sally” (1947), the Georgia legislature petitioned Congress to declare the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments null and void (1957), and Charles de Gaulle Airport opened in Paris (1974). And the first episode of David Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was broadcast on BBC-4 radio (1978).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::