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

Johannes Kepler confirmed his third law of planetary motion today (1618). Also, the Treaty of Westphalia was signed (1648), Paraguay declared her independence (1811), the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden opened (1858), Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (1869), Las Vegas was founded (1905), the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the breakup of Standard Oil under the Sherman Antitrust Act (1911), the Moscow Metro opened (1935), Governor Ronald Reagan ordered UC-Berkeley’s People’s Park closed to antiwar protesters (1969), President Richard Nixon appointed Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington as the first female generals in the U.S. Army (1970), and Édith Cresson became France’s first female prime minister (1991). And 16-year-old Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail unassisted and non-stop around the globe (2010).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::