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

Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language was published today (1755). Also, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut (1817), President Abraham Lincoln died (1865), General Electric was founded (1892), the closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics were held (1896), the Titanic sank (1912), insulin became widely available for the treatment of diabetes (1923), Rand McNally published their first road atlas (1924), Jackie Robinson played his first regular season game for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947), Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise (1955), the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the west coast’s first Major League Baseball game (1958), Ella Baker led a conference at Shaw University that soon formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960), and 96 English soccer fans died in the Hillsborough Disaster (1989). And the Marrakesh Agreements set the framework for the World Trade Organization (1994).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::