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

Walkelin dedicated the new Winchester Cathedral today (1093). Also, Shearith Israel, the oldest synagogue in the U.S., was dedicated in New York City (1730), Pius XII split parts of the Diocese of Baltimore to form the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) and founded the Archdiocese of Baltimore (1808), Yorgos Kentrotas discovered the Venus de Milo on the Aegean island of Melos (1820), William Gladstone introduced the first Irish Home Rule Bill in the British House of Commons (1886), Manhattan’s Longacre Square was renamed Times Square (1904), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovered superconductivity (1911), the Seventeenth Amendment became law (1913), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act created the Works Progress Administration (1935), Γ‰lectricitΓ© de France was founded (1946), Grace Hopper led a meeting of computer manufacturers, users, and university professors to begin developing the COBOL programming language (1959), 238 of 819 passengers and crew died when an explosion sank the passenger liner MV Dara (1961), Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record (1974), Frank Robinson’s debut with the Cleveland Indians made him the first African-American to manage a Major League Baseball team (1975), Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over racial comments he had made on Nightline (1987), tennis legend Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS, contracted from blood transfusions during heart surgery (1992), the Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement attempted to end the conflict in Darfur (2004), and over 4 million people attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II (2005). And the Bahrain World Trade Center, the first building to incorporate wind turbines in its design, was completed (2008).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::