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

Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I today (1570). Also, Samuel Colt patented his revolver (1836), a peace conference opened in Paris after the Crimean War (1856), miners discovered the Calaveras Skull (1866), Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi became the first black American member of Congress (1870), J.P. Morgan founded U.S. Steel (1901), Oregon enacted a 1-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax (1919), the Federal Radio Commission issued the first television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories (1928), the first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951), Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev delivered his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences (1956), Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight boxing championship (1964), President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines and Corazon Aquino became the nation’s first female president (1986), and Violetta Chamorro defeated incumbent Daniel Ortega in the Nicaraguan presidential election (1990). And the Warsaw Pact disbanded (1991).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::