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

Michelangelo’s painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was opened to the public today (1512). Also, Shakespeare’s Othello (1604) and The Tempest (1611) debuted, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act (1765), President John Adams moved into the White House (1800), the Boston Female Medical School opened (1848), the U.S. Weather Bureau issued their first official forecast (1870), the Library of Congress opened to the public (1897), the Turkish Alphabet was adopted (1928), the Algerian War of Independence began (1956), Montreal Canadiens’ goalie Jacques Plante began wearing a protective mask (1959), and the Motion Picture Association of America introduced their film rating system (1968). And the Maastricht Treaty formally established the European Union (1993).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::