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

Roman legionnaires began sacking Jerusalem today (70). Also, Dom Pedro I declared Brazil’s independence (1822), the first Northern Rugby Football Union season began (1895), the Boxer Protocol was signed (1901), Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented the fully electronic television camera system (1927), the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened (1963), and ESPN premiered (1979). And the U.S. government took over mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::