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

According to tradition, Emperor Jimmu unified Japan today (660 BCE). Also, Henry VIII was recognized as the supreme head of the Church of England (1531), Benjamin Franklin opened the Pennsylvania Hospital (1752), the Quakers petitioned Congress to abolish slavery (1790), proceedings of the Senate were opened to the public (1792), Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry offered a political map with a salamander-shaped district that evoked the term “gerrymandering” (1812), the University of London, now University College London, was founded (1826), Japan’s Meiji Constitution was adopted (1889), Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control (1916), General Motors ended a sit-down strike by recognizing the United Auto Workers (1937), Glenn Miller received the first gold record for “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (1942), and the Constitution of the Philippines took effect (1987). And 18 days of protests led to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (2011).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::