Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Pope Gregory XIII announced his calendar today (1582). Also, Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, one of the earliest operas, premiered (1607), as did George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo (1711), the U.S. Supreme Court established the principle of judicial review in Marbury v. Madison (1803), the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad the first Swaminarayan Sampraday Hindu temple, was inaugurated (1822), Arizona became a U.S. territory (1863), the House passed articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson (1868), British Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour passed the Zimmerman Telegram to U.S. Ambassador Walter Page (1917), Estonia declared independence (1918), anti-aircraft crews fired on unidentified flying objects, probably weather balloons, in the “Battle of Los Angeles” (1942), the Cuban Constitution took effect (1976), the European Union and Roman Catholic Church marked February 24th as a leap day for the last time (1996), and Fidel Castro retired after almost 50 years as Cuba’s head of state (2008). And Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score a double hundred in One Day International format (2010).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::