Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
England’s Harold Godwinson was crowned today (1066), as were the Holy Roman Empire’s Philip of Swabia (1205), Serbia’s Stephen Uroš III (1322), Italy’s Charles I of Bohemia (1355), the Byzantine Empire’s Constantine XI (1449), and the Holy Roman Empire’s Joseph I (1690). Also, the Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble published their findings (1721), President-elect Franklin Pierce and his wife Jane survived a train wreck that killed their last son Benjamin (1853), Congress issued and President Benjamin Harrison signed the charter for the Washington National Cathedral (1893), Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center in Rome (1907), New Mexico became the 47th state on the same day Alfred Wegener presented his theory of continental drift (1912), Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta (1929), President Franklin Roosevelt presented his Four Freedoms in his State of the Union Address (1941), U.S. Daylight Savings Time began four months early in response to rising oil prices under the OPEC embargo (1974), the U.S. returned the Crown of St. Stephen to Hungary (1978), and Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (1994). And Edgar Ray Killen was arrested in the 1964 murders of civil rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner (2005).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::