Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Alaric II issued the Breviary of Alaric, a compilation of Roman law, today (506). Also, Otto I was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor in almost 40 years (962), Pedro de Mendoza founded Buenos Aires, Argentina (1536), New Amsterdam, now New York City, was incorporated (1653), the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War, on the same day the first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Francisco (1848), Major League Baseball’s National League was formed (1876), Groundhog Day began in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (1887), New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opened (1913), James Joyce’s Ulysses was published (1922), dog sleds reached Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod (1925), the U.S. Export-Import Bank was incorporated (1934), Leonarde Keeler tested the first polygraph machine (1935), Pakistan’s Iskander Mirza laid the foundation stone for the Guddu Barrage (1957), the Ramsar Convention for the preservation of wetlands was signed (1971), the Groundhog Day Gale swept into the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada (1976), the Philippines enacted their new constitution (1987), the last Soviet units left Afghanistan (1989), and South African President F.W. de Klerk legalized the African National Congress and promised to release Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned for 27 years (1990). And Roger Federer became the Association of Tennis Professionals’ #1-ranked male singles’ player, a ranking he would hold until August 2008, for a record 237 weeks (2004).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::