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

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published today (1632). Also, the U.S. bought Florida from Spain for $5 million (1819), St. Louis’ Eliot Seminary, now Washington University, was founded (1853), as was Pennsylvania’s Farmer’s High School, now Pennsylvania State University (1855), the Republican Party opened its first national meeting (1856), Frank Woolworth opened his first store in Utica, New York (1879), North and South Dakota, Montana, and Washington became U.S. states (1889), President Calvin Coolidge delivered a radio address from the White House (1924), Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 (1959), the U.S. men’s hockey team won the “Miracle on Ice” in Lake Placid (1980), and the People Power Revolution began in the Philippines (1986). And scientists in Scotland announced the successful cloning of a sheep named Dolly (1997).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::