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

Francis Drake finished his round-the-world voyage today (1580). Also, the Senate confirmed President George Washington’s appointments of Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, John Jay as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Edmund Randolph as Attorney General, and Samuel Osgood as Postmaster General (1789), the first Shriner’s Temple was formed in New York City (1872), the Federal Trade Commission was established (1914), John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon took part in a televised debate (1960), and Nolan Ryan pitched his fifth no-hitter (1981). And Stanislav Petrov averted global nuclear war by recognizing an incoming missile report as a computer error and not a U.S. first strike (1983).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::