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

Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain to circumnavigate the globe today (1519). Also, the American Association for the Advancement of Science was founded (1848), the unification of Italy was completed (1870), the Queen Elizabeth II was launched (1967), Pacific Hurricane Irene crossed Nicaragua and became Atlantic Hurricane Olivia (1971), and Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match (1973). And a partial collapse of a glacier caused the Kolka-Karmadon rock-ice slide (2002).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::