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

The Treaty of Basel created the independent state of Switzerland today (1499). Also, the British executed Nathan Hale for spying (1776), the city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated (1851), National Geographic magazine premiered (1888), Gene Tunney defeated Jack Dempsey in the “Long Count” boxing match (1927), and Oliver Sipple foiled Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford (1975). And the Huntington Library made the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public (1991).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::