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

The original dome of Constantinople’s Hagia Sophia collapsed today (558). Also, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne founded the city of New Orleans (1718), Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered (1824), the Cambridge Chronicle debuted (1846), the American Medical Association was founded (1847), Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, now Sony, was formed (1946), Geoffrey Dummer published the concept for the integrated circuit (1952), Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union was holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers (1960), West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigned when he learned that long-time aide GΓΌnter Guillaume was an East German spy (1974), and Michigan ratified a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution, making the 27th Amendment law (1992). And Israeli archaeologists discovered the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem (2007).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::