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

Abel Tasman landed on what is now Tasmania today (1642). Also, Texas established her Rangers (1835), Charles Darwin published The Origin of the Species (1859), the FBI Crime Lab opened (1932), Jack Ruby murdered alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (1963), and hijacker D.B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Orient jet over Washington state (1971). And Donald Johanson and Tom Gray found the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton nicknamed “Lucy” in Ethiopia’s Awash Valley (1974).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::