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

The Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated today (1260). Also, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War and created the modern nation-state (1648), William Lassell discovered the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus (1851), Sheffield Football Club was founded (1857), the first trans-continental telegraph line was completed in the U.S. (1861), the New York Stock Exchange crashed on “Black Thursday” (1929), the George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic (1931), the United Nations was founded (1945), and the cornerstone of the U.N. Headquarters Building was laid (1949). And stock markets around the world crashed on “Bloody Friday” (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::