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

The Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar began today (3114 BCE). Also, Charles Barrington, Christian Almer, and Peter Bohren climbed the Eiger (1858), Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run (1929), the first civilian prisoners arrived at Alcatraz (1934), Hedy Lamarr and George Anthiel patented a frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system (1942), and Chad declared independence (1960). And the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam (1972).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::