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

The Vandals began the two-week Sack of Rome today (455). Also, the first RΓ©collet missionaries arrived at Quebec City (1615), Bridget Bishop was convicted in the first of the Salem Witch Trials (1692), the British Parliament enacted the Quartering Act authorizing colonial governors to house troops in unoccupied houses, barns, and other buildings (1774), P.T. Barnum’s circus began their first U.S. tour (1835), the Slavic Congress began in Prague (1848), the Portland Rum Riot erupted in Maine (1855), President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House, the only president to wed in the executive mansion (1886), Guglielmo Marconi filed a patent application for his radio (1896), anarchists set off bombs simultaneously in eight U.S. cities (1919), Italians voted to reject their monarchy and become a republic (1946), the coronation of Elizabeth II was the first major international event to be televised (1953), Surveyor 1 made a soft landing on the Moon (1966), John Paul II visited his native Poland (1979), 12 people died as 66 tornadoes tore through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio (1990), Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing (1997), the Bhutan Broadcasting Service began television transmissions (1999), the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe was launched (2003), and Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! (2004). And former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution (2012).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::