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

Spanish King Ferdinand II approved the Laws of Burgos today (1512). Also, the Flushing Remonstrance was signed (1657), Portugal and England signed the Methuen Treaty (1703), Charles Darwin began his journey aboard the HMS Beagle (1831), “Jana Gana Mana,” now India’s national anthem, was first sung (1911), Show Boat premiered on Broadway (1927), the Radio City Music Hall opened (1932), the Cave of the Swallows was discovered in Mexico (1966), and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station recorded an all-time high temperature of 7.5Β°F (1978). And radiation from the exploding magnetar SGR 1806-20 was the brightest extrasolar event ever recorded (2004).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::