The Gregorian Calendar was first adopted today (1582), in Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Also, Belgium gained independence (1830), the Orient Express made its first run (1883), Gutzom Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore (1927), and Sputnik I was launched (1957). And televangelist Jim Bakker was indicted for fraud (1988).

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::