Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
After defeating the Persians at Marathon, the Athenian army quick-marched 26 miles back to their home city today (490 BCE). Also, Henry Husdon began exploring the river that bears his name (1609), Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning (1846), Switzerland became a federal state (1848), Arbroath Football Club defeated the invited-by-mistake Bon Accord Orion Cricket Club 36-0, setting a professional soccer record that would stand for 117 years (1885), the Newport Transporter Bridge opened (1906), Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 premiered in Munich (1910), Leó Szilárd conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction while waiting at a red light (1933), the Lascaux Cave Paintings were discovered (1940), residents of Flatwoods, West Virginia reported seeing their monster (1952), John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier (1953), Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit (1958), Bonanza debuted on NBC (1959), and the signing of the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany paved the way for full reunification (1990). And Hong Kong Disneyland opened (2005).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::