Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

Muhammad conquered Mecca today (630). Also, England held the first recorded lottery (1569), Austrian nobles were granted freedom of religion (1571), the first American life insurance company was incorporated in Philadelphia (1759), and the Grand Canyon National Monument was established (1908). And the Surgeon General issued a landmark report on the dangers of smoking (1964).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::