Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth enacted modern Europe’s first written constitution today (1791). Also, the city of Washington, D.C. was incorporated (1802), the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway opened (1830), the University of Athens was founded (1837), Labatt Park hosted its first baseball game (1877), India’s film industry emerged with the full-length feature Raja Harishchandra (1913), Canadian officer and poet John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields (1915), West Virginia enacted the first broad-based sales tax (1921), Joe DiMaggio debuted with the New York Yankees (1936), Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1937), the U.S. Supreme Court banned race-restrictive deed covenants in Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner Walter O’Malley agreed to move the team to Los Angeles (1957), The Fantasticks opened off-Broadway (1960), Birmingham Police Chief Bull Connor ordered fire hoses and dogs used against civil rights protesters (1963), and a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative sent out the first bulk spam email (1978). And the sport of geocaching began (2000).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::