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

Æthelred II ordered the St. Brice’s Day Massacre today (1002). Also, James Braid saw the first demonstration of a technique he came to call hypnotism (1841), the Denny Party lands at Alki Point before crossing Elliot Bay to found the settlement at Seattle (1851), Australia’s Labor Party expelled Prime Minister Billy Hughes over his support for conscription (1916), the Holland Tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey opened (1927), Britain defeated France to win the first Rugby League World Cup (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Alabama law segregating public buses in Browder v. Gale, ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956), an estimated half-million people died in a single night as the Bhola Cyclone struck Bangladesh (1970), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated (1982), Xavier Suarez was sworn in as Miami, Florida’s first Cuban-born mayor (1985), the Compact of Free Association gave the Federation of Micronesia independence from the U.S. (1986), citizens of Sweden voted to join the European Union (1994), the Philippine House passed articles of impeachment against President Joseph Estrada (2000), and President George W. Bush ordered military tribunals for foreigners suspected of planning or participating in terrorist acts against the U.S. (2001). And the Russian Federation withdrew from the Soviet-era Batumi military base in Georgia (2007).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::