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

Justice of the peace Thomas Knyvet discovered Guy Fawkes and foiled the Gunpowder Plot today (1605). Also, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle organized coordinated, scientific observations of the transit of Mercury (1743), Salvadoran priest JosΓ© MatΓ­as Delgado rang the church bells in La Merced that began his country’s independence movement (1811), Susan B. Anthony voted in an act of civil disobedience for which she was fined $100 (1872), George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile (1895), five union members and two policemen died in the Everett Massacre (1916), and three U.S. Navy ships visited the Chinese port of Qingdao (1986). And China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1, entered orbit around the Moon (2007).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::