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

The Great Prussian Uprising began today (1260). Also, Ferdinand Magellan set sail on his voyage to circumnavigate the globe (1519), Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey, Mexico (1596), Brazil’s War of the Ragamuffins broke out (1835), the American Association for the Advancement of Science was founded (1848), the Italian Unification was completed (1870), President Chester Arthur was inaugurated after the death of James Garfield (1881), the British Parliament passed the South Africa Act creating the Union of South Africa (1909), the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched (1967), Hurricane Irene became Hurricane Olivia after crossing Nicaragua into the Pacific (1971), Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match (1973), Australia introduced her capital gains tax (1985), and 125 people died in the Kolka-Karmadon rock-ice slide (2002). And the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy ended (2011).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::