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

English King Edward the Confessor died today, setting the stage for the Norman Conquest (1066). Also, George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis today (1759), the U.S. House voted to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom (1846), Colombia recognized Panama’s independence (1909), the Ford Motor Company announced an 8-hour workday and $5 minimum daily wage (1914), Wyoming’s Nellie Tayloe Ross took office as America’s first female governor (1925), construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge (1933), the Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper (1944), the Prague Spring began in Czechoslovakia (1968), and President Richard Nixon ordered NASA to develop the Space Shuttle program (1972). And the Vanda Station recorded Antarctica’s highest reliable temperature reading of 59°F (1974).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::