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

The Sicilian Vespers began today (1282). Also, Dr. Crawford Long introduced anesthesia to surgery (1842), Secretary of State William Seward purchased Alaska (1867), the Queensboro Bridge opened (1909), and the Yonge Street subway opened in Toronto (1954). And John Hinkley shot President Ronald Reagan (1981).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::