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

“The Lesser Judgment Day” earthquake struck Constantinople today (1509). Also, John Smith was elected council president at Jamestown (1608), SimΓ³n BolΓ­var was named President of Peru (1823), Elias Howe patented his sewing machine (1846), George Searle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora (1858), a sheriff’s posse killed 20 unarmed striking miners in the Lattimer Massacre (1897), the municipally-owned IND subway opened in New York City (1932), the Nyon Conference met to address piracy in the Mediterranean (1937), Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu claimed to hear the voice of God telling her to live with and serve the poor in India (1946), Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon in bare feet (1960), Guinea-Bissau gained independence (1974), Charles Ingram cheated to win the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2001), and Switzerland joined the United Nations (2002). And the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was powered up (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::