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

The Medici family became the official papal bankers today (1412). Also, the British Parliament banned Roman Catholicism (1581), Virginia enacted the Statute of Religious Freedom (1786), Congress passed the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (1883), Ernest Shackleton’s expedition reached the magnetic South Pole (1909), the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified (1919), the Internet Engineering Task Force held their first meeting (1986), and the Chapultepec Peace Accords ended the civil war in El Salvador (1992). And Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated as President of Liberia (2005).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::