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

Hernando de Soto landed in Tampa Bay in search of gold today (1539). Also, La Gazette debuted in France (1631), London’s Big Ben rang for the first time (1859), the Paris Commune fell (1871), Madison Square Garden opened to the public (1879), the first Indianapolis 500 was run (1911), and the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated (1922). And Surveyor 1 (1966) and Mariner 9 (1971) were launched.

Good morning! ::hugggggs::