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

Henry Hudson met the indigenous people of Manhattan Island today (1609). Also, a British-American peace conference on Staten Island failed (1776), the Annapolis Convention began (1786), British troops arrived at Mount Vernon (1812), a Pittsburgh quintette premiered Stephen Foster’s Oh! Susanna (1847), The Milwaukee Mile hosted its first race (1903), the World Wildlife Fund was founded (1961), San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system opened (1972), and Scotland voted for a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom (1997). And terrorists crashed jetliners into New York’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (2001).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::