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

England’s Richard the Lion-Heart was imprisoned by Austria’s Leopold V today (1192). Also, the Louisiana Purchase was completed (1803), It’s a Wonderful Life was released (1946), Cardiff became the capital city of Wales (1955), the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances was signed in Vienna (1988), and U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III ruled against the mandatory teaching of intelligent design in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District (2005). And Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch and Candido Portinari’s O Lavrador de CafΓ© were stolen from the SΓ£o Paulo Museum of Art (2007).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::