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

Alexander Mackenzie reached the Mackenzie River delta today (1789). Also, the U.S. took possession of Florida (1821), the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico was chartered (1877), Death Valley, California reached a U.S. record high temperature of 134° (1913), the Scopes Trial began in Tennessee (1925), Telstar was launched into orbit (1962), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a rally of the Chicago Freedom Movement at Soldier Field (1966), the Bahamas gained independence (1973), ABC’s World News Tonight premiered (1978), French intelligence agents sank the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior (1985), and scientists in London reported DNA evidence from Neanderthal skeletons that supported the Africa Eve hypothesis (1997). And Aérospatiale-Matra, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, and Construcciones Aeronáuticas merged to form the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (2000).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::