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

Cebu became the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines today (1565). Also, John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10 (1667), George Frideric Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks premiered in London’s Green Park (1749), Ludwig van Beethoven composed Für Elise (1810), President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeus corpus (1861), the New York Senate established Cornell University (1865), the United Auto Workers separated from the American Federation of Labor (1936), Togo gained independence (1960), as did Sierra Leone (1961), Xerox PARC introduced the computer mouse (1981), and Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of the British House of Commons (1991). And construction began on the New York City’s One World Trade Center Tower (2006).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::