Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Manilla’s San Agustin Church was completed today (1607). Also, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 premiered (1829), as did Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (1853) and Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder (1893), community-wide electric lighting began in Roselle, New Jersey (1883), Georges Claude patented the neon discharge tube for use in advertising (1915), Coopers Inc. sold the world’s first briefs, dubbed “Jockeys” (1935), over 70% of TV sets in the U.S. tuned in to watch Lucy give birth on I Love Lucy (1953), President Gerald Ford pardoned “Tokyo Rose” Iva Toguri D’Aquino on the same day the only recorded snow fell in Miami (1977), U.S. and Iranian officials signed an agreement to release the 52 American hostages held since the 1979 Iranian Revolution (1981), the the Farooq Alvi brothers released (c)Brain, the first IBM PC computer virus (1986), and Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron after 30 years, to celebrate the handover of the last Israeli-controlled city on the West Bank (1997). And NASA launched the New Horizons probe on the first ever mission to Pluto (2006).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::