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

Christopher Columbus went ashore on Puerto Rico today (1493). Also, the United States and Great Britain signed Jay’s Treaty (1794), Warsaw University was founded (1816), Canada’s Montréal and Lachine Railway opened (1847), President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address (1863), the Island Maid and Angele struck and sank on the Doom Bar off the Cornwall coast (1911), Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn founded Goldwyn Pictures (1916), Prince Rainier III launched Télé Monte Carlo (1954), the National Review published its debut issue (1955), the Ford Motor Company announced the end of the Edsel (1959), Hong Kong’s TVB was founded (1967), Pelé scored his 1000th goal (1969), President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met in Geneva (1985), Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award after news broke that they had lip-synched to studio musicians’ vocals (1990), the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings on charges against President Bill Clinton on the same day Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sold at auction for $71.5 million (1998), and China launched Shenzhou 1 (1999). And the first of four explosions rocked New Zealand’s Pike River Mine in the nation’s worst mine disaster since 1914 (2010).

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::