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

Petrarch saw Laura today in Avignon (1327). Also, John Jacob Astor founded the American Fur Company (1808), Oscar Wilde was arrested for homosexuality after losing his libel case (1895), the modern Olympic Games opened in Athens (1896), the Tony Awards debuted (1947), and Louisiana Governor Huey Long was impeached (1929). And the American League began using the designated hitter (1973).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::