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

Followers of Girolamo Savonarola burned art and books in the Bonfire of the Vanities today (1497). Also, the Eleventh Amendment was ratified (1795), a series of earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri peaked (1812), the Tasmanian Parliament passed an act requiring elections by secret ballot (1856), the Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike began (1894), British Suffragists organized the Mud March (1907), Walt Disney’s film Pinocchio premiered (1940), the U.S. banned imports from and exports to Cuba (1962), Grenada gained her independence (1974), Haiti’s 28-year Duvalier regime ended (1986), the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agreed to give up its monopoly on power (1990), and Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was inaugurated (1991). And the 12 member states of the European Community signed the Treaty on European Union, also known as the Maastricht Treaty (1992).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::