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

French King Charles VI granted the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon a monopoly for the ripening of their famous cheese today (1411). Also, the Montgolfier brothers demonstrated their hot air balloon (1783), Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Great Britain (1792), the Transcontinental Express arrived in San Francisco, 83 hours after leaving New York City (1876), Henry Ford completed his Quadricycle (1896), Massachusetts enacted a minimum wage law (1912), the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded (1917), Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment (1919), Winston Churchill gave his “We shall fight them on the beaches” speech as the last British troops evacuated Dunkirk (1940), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his speech The Power of Nonviolence (1957), Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (1975), and Chinese troops ended the student protests at Tienanmen Square, on the same day Poland’s Solidarity Party won the parliamentary elections (1989). And the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket made its maiden flight (2010).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::

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