Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, Peru today (1535). Also, the HMS Supply led the First Fleet into Australia’s Botany Bay (1788), Melbourne’s Wesley College was founded (1866), The Hockey Association created modern field hockey (1886), the X-ray machine was demonstrated (1896), President Theodore Roosevelt transmitted a radio message to England’s King Edward VII (1903), Ignacy Jan Paderewski became prime minister of newly-independent Poland (1919), Louis Armstrong and other jazz artists performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House (1944), Willie O’Ree became the first black player to skate in the National Hockey League (1958), scientists identified the Legionella bacteria, named for the outbreak at an American Legion convention (1977), the International Olympic Committee restored Jim Thorpe’s medals to his family (1983), and Hurricane Kyrill made landfall in Germany and Holland (2007). And Wikipedia and Reddit shut down their English sites for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP Acts (2012).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::