Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Ferdinand Magellan reached Guam today (1521). Also, Santa Ana’s army captured the Alamo (1836), the Supreme Court decided Dred Scott v. Sandford, Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first Periodic Table of the Elements (1869), Bayer registers a trademark for aspirin (1899), Ghana gained independence (1957), boxing champion Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali (1964), the East L.A. Walkouts began to protest inadequate education for Hispanics (1968), the Zapruder film was shown on national television (1975), and Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time after 19 years anchoring the CBS Evening News (1981). And the Michelangelo virus began affecting computers (1992).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::