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

Pope Clement V issued the Pastoralis Praeeminentiae ordering the arrest of all Knights Templar in Europe and the seizure of their assets today (1307). Also, Niterói, Brazil was founded (1573), British pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was killed in battle off the North Carolina coast (1718), Denver, Colorado was founded (1858), the clipper Cutty Sark was launched (1869), Maurice Ravel’s Boléro premiered (1928), the China Clipper took off from Alameda on its first commercial flight to Manilla (1935), Lebanon gained independence from France (1943), the Humane Society of the United States was founded (1954), President John Kennedy was assassinated and Gov. John Connally wounded in Dallas, and just over an hour later Lee Harvey Oswald arrested for the murder of a Dallas police officer (1963), the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 242 setting out principles for Arab-Israeli peace negotiations (1967), the UN General Assembly granted observer status to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (1974), Juan Carlos was declared King of Spain after the death of Francisco Franco two days earlier (1975), a pirate broadcaster dressed as Max Headroom hijacked the signals of two Chicago television stations (1987), and Toy Story was released as the first feature-length, computer-animated film (1995). And Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany (2005).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::