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

Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat left New York City for Albany today (1807). Also, Seattle’s Pike Place Market opened (1907), Γ‰mile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, premiered in Paris (1908), Indonesia declared independence (1945), Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue was released (1959), Azaria Chamberlain disappeared (1980), and the first compact disks were released in Germany (1982). And Michael Phelps became the first athlete to win eight gold medals in a single Olympics (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::