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

The English Peasant’s Revolt arrived at Blackheath today (1381). Also, the municipal government of New York City was established (1665), British general Thomas Gage declared martial law in Massachusetts (1775), the Virginia Declaration of Rights was adopted (1776), 117 people died as an F5 tornado tore through New Richmond, Wisconsin (1899), shooting began on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor, on the same day the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York (1939), Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday (1942), Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi (1963), Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for opposing South Africa’s apartheid regime (1964), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state laws banning interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, on the same day the Venera 4 prove was launched toward Venus (1967), convicted “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz was sentenced to 365 years in prison (1978), at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” (1987), the Russian Federation formally declared its sovereignty (1990) and elected Boris Yeltsin their first president (1991), a federal court in Philadelphia blocked enforcement of the indecency provisions of the newly-passed Communications Decency Act (1996), and Elizabeth II reopened London’s Globe Theatre (1997). And a disputed presidential election in Iran sparked worldwide protests (2009).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::