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

Brazil’s first capital, Salvador da Bahia, was founded today (1549). Also, Swedish colonists established New Sweden in what is now Delaware (1638), President Thomas Jefferson authorized work to begin on the Cumberland Road, the first federal highway (1806), Queen Victoria assented to the British North America Act that established the Dominion of Canada (1867), John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca-Cola (1886), the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement took effect (1941), the Instituto TecnolΓ³gico AutΓ³nomo de MΓ©xico was founded (1946), the Twenty-third Amendment was ratified (1961), Mariner 10 flew past Mercury (1974), and Prince Edward Island’s Catherine Callbeck became the first Canadian woman to win a provincial premiership in a general election (1993). And 35 countries and over 370 cities participated in the first Earth Hour (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::