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

The Acts of Union united the Kingdoms of Scotland and England into Great Britain today (1707). Also, the Roman Catholic Relief Act allowed Catholics to serve in the British Parliament (1829), Canada guaranteed the right of black men to vote (1837), Robert Koch announced the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis (1882), Alexander Stepanovich Popov transmitted the first radio signal (1896), Congress passed the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing Philippine self-government (1934), Elvis Presley was drafted into the army (1958), the Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground (1989), and 38 people died in the Mont Blanc tunnel fire (1999). And Bhutan became a democracy (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::