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

William and Mary married today (1677). Also, the Teatro di San Carlo was inaugurated (1737), Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 premiered (1783), James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform (1847), the University of Washington opened as the Territorial University (1861), the City & South London Railway opened (1890), Howard Carter found the entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb (1922), the National Security Agency was established (1952), the rebuilt Vienna State Opera opened with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio (1955), Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools (1960), one day after the anniversary of the 1333 flood, the Arno River surged through Florence again, killing forty, leaving thousands homeless, and destroying millions of rare books and artistic masterpieces (1966), Iranian students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seized 90 hostages (1979), and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated (1995). And Barack Obama became the first black American to be elected President of the United States (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::