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

Franรงois Rabelais published the sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel titled Tiers Livre today (1546). Also, the Royal Exchange opened in London (1571), Georgetown College was founded (1789), Elizabeth Blackwell earned her M.D. (1849), the first bridge over the Mississippi River opened in Minneapolis (1855), Elva Zona Heaster, whose husband would be convicted of murder based in part on an appearance by the Greenbriar Ghost, was found dead (1897), the International Opium Convention was signed (1912), Duke Ellington played at Carnegie Hall (1943), Walter Frederick Morrison sold the rights to his toy flying disk to Wham-O (1957), the Twenty-Fourth Amendment was ratified (1964), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members (1986). And Madeleine Albright became America’s first female Secretary of State (1997).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::