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

Virginia colonists and local Native Americans signed the Treaty of Middle Plantation today (1677). Also, Rhode Island ratified the U.S. Constitution (1790), Wisconsin became the 30th state (1848), Swedish soprano Jenny Lind completed her two-year tour of the U.S. (1852), the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce was founded (1861), the premiere of Igor Stravinski’s ballet The Rite of Spring provoked a riot in Paris (1913), Arthur Eddington and Andrew Crommelin tested Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity (1919), Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” (1942), Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest (1953), the first Bilderberg conference was held (1954), and President Ronald Reagan arrived in Moscow to meet Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev (1988). And the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. was dedicated (2004).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::