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

Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Master today (1574). Also, the cities of Melbourne, Australia (1835) and Houston, Texas (1836) were founded, Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land (1873), Charles Doolittle Walcott found the Burgess Shale Fossil Field (1909), the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened (1956), the Moscow-Washington Hotline began operations (1963), the Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first black Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967), and NATO began air operations to protect U.N.-designated safe zones from Serb forces in Bosnia (1995). And the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia (1999).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::