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

Mozart’s The Magic Flute premiered today (1791). Also, Britain’s first tram service began running in Birkenhead (1860), Thomas Edison’s first hydroelectric power station began operating in Appleton, Wisconsin (1882), the McKinley National Memorial was dedicated (1907), Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in a single season (1927), the Hoover Dam was dedicated (1935), the World Series was televised for the first time (1947), James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi (1962), the BBC Radio stations were reorganized and BBC Radio 1 was launched (1967), Roberto Clemente recorded his 3000th and final hit (1972), Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed Israel’s nuclear weapons program to the British media, was seized in Rome by the Mossad (1986), the Dalai Lama unveiled the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights (1990), the Aldwych and Ongar stations of the London Underground were closed (1994), and the first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were recorded (2004). And the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed drawings of Muhammad that later sparked protests throughout the Islamic community (2005).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::