Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Ecuadorian city of Cuenca was founded today (1557). Also, Great Britain adopted the Union Flag (1606), the Catholic Church inquest of Galileo Galilei began (1633), marching soldiers caused the collapse of Manchester’s Broughton Suspension Bridge (1831), the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike began (1934), President Franklin Roosevelt died (1945), Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was declared safe and effective (1955), and Jim Gary’s “Twentieth Century Dinosaurs” exhibition opened at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (1990). And lawyers Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel used a script to post an immigration lottery filing ad to over 5,500 Usenet groups, introducing commercial internet spam (1994).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::