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

Bacon’s Rebellion burned Jamestown today (1676). Also, the Continental Congress passed our nation’s first budget (1778), President George Washington’s farewell address was printed as a letter to the public (1796), MΓ©lanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud reported seeing the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette (1846), President James Garfield died after being shot on July 2nd (1881), the first Cannes Film Festival was held (1946), Betty and Barney Hill reportedly saw a UFO that tried to abduct them (1961), Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free concert in New York’s Central Park (1981), Scott Fahlman posted the first documented smile and frown emoticons (1982), and the Washington Post and New York Times published the Unabomber’s manifesto that led to the arrest of Ted Kaczynski (1995). And three months after the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the leaking well was sealed (2010).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::