Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The German city of Rungholt on the North Sea island of Strand was destroyed by a storm tide today (1362). Also, the Medici family were appointed the official Papal bankers (1412), the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism (1581), Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson (1786), the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act established the United States Civil Service (1883), Ernest Shackleton’s expedition found the magnetic South Pole (1909), the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified (1919), Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway (1964), NBC aired the final episode of Bonanza (1973), the Internet Engineering Task Force held their first meeting (1986), the Chapultepec Peace Accords ended the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War (1992), President Bill Clinton awarded President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War (2001), and 66-year-old Romanian professor and novelist Adriana Iliescu gave birth to her daughter Eliza (2005). And Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in as President of Liberia, becoming Africa’s first elected female head of state (2006).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::