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

Thomas Becket was assassinated today (1170). Also, the U.S. annexed the Republic of Texas (1845), America’s first YMCA opened in Boston (1951), U.S. soldiers killed 200 Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee (1890), James Joyce’s first novel debuted in The Egoist (1914), the Irish Free State became Ireland in adopting her new constitution (1937), Bridgeport, Connecticut’s KC2XAK began daily operation as a UHF broadcaster (1949), and physicist Richard Feynman gave his speech titled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” regarded as the birth of nanotechnology (1959). And Marja Sergina, the last fluent speaker of the Akkala Sami language, died (2003).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::