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

The Flight of the Earls left Ireland today (1607). Also, George Frederic Handel completed the Messiah (1741), Francis Scott Key wrote The Defense of Fort McHenry (1814), Theodore Roosevelt became president upon the death of William McKinley (1901), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded (1960), and Malaysia’s Penang Bridge opened (1985). And the Body Worlds exhibit opened in Tokyo (1995).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::