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

Cicero, Casca, and Cassius completed their planning for the Ides of March today (44 BCE). Also, Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin (1794), Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado premiered (1885), the U.S. Senate ratified the Hay-Herran Treaty (1903), Bakersfield, California’s Lakeview Gusher gushed (1910), Orvan Hess and John Bumstead used penicillin to treat Anne Miller’s strep infection (1942), Jack Ruby was convicted for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964), and Linux kernel 1.0.0 was released (1994). And Norman Thagard became the first U.S. cosmonaut as a crew member of the Russian Mir-18 mission (1995).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::