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

Europe’s first free public school opened in Frascati, Italy today (1616). Also, the Department of State was established (1789), the Liverpool to Manchester railway line opened (1830), the steam locomotive John Bull began operation (1831), Charles Darwin reached the GalΓ‘pagos Islands (1835), Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited the U.S. (1959), and the Smithsonian Institution operated the John Bull (1981). And Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::