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

Henry III was captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England, today (1264). Also, the colony of Jamestown, Virginia was established (1607), the German Protestant Union was founded (1608), the assassination of Henry IV brought Louis XIII to the throne in France (1610), 33 years to the day before his own death elevated his four-year-old son, Louis XIV (1643), the Philadelphia Convention met to revise the Articles of Confederation, the result of which would be the U.S. Constitution (1787), Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination (1796), Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left Camp Dubois to begin their westward journey of exploration (1804), Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club played the first game of rugby in New Zealand (1870), the first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrived in Fiji (1879), the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was founded in London (1889), the Rockefeller Foundation was chartered in New York (1913), Wilfred Rhodes took his 4000th first-class wicket, the only cricketer to have reached that mark (1929), Swedish soldiers killed four union protesters and a bystander during a demonstration in Ådalen (1931), five-year-old Lina Medina became the youngest confirmed mother in history upon the birth to her six-pound son by caesarian section (1939), Israel declared independence (1948), the Talyllyn Railway in Wales became the world’s first heritage railway run by volunteers (1951), eight communist bloc countries signed the Warsaw Pact (1955), the Freedom Riders bus was fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama (1961), Skylab was launched (1973), and 27 people were killed when a drunk driver hit a church bus near Carrollton, Kentucky (1988). And the Constitutional Court of South Korea overturned the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun (2004).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::