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

The Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany presented the Augsburg Confession to Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg, today (1530). Also, Elena Cornaro Piscopia of Venice graduated from the University of Padua, becoming the first woman to receive a doctorate of philosophy (1678), Gavriil Pribylov discovered St. George Island in the Bering Sea (1786), Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution and became our 10th state (1788), George Custer and his Fifth Cavalry attacked in haste and were defeated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876), Wang Yuanlu discovered the Dunhuang Manuscripts in China’s Mogao Caves (1900), Congress passed the Mann Act forbidding interstate transportation of women “for immoral purposes,” on the same day Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird premiered (1910), Douglas Hyde was sworn in as the first President of Ireland (1938), the final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published exactly two months after author George Herriman died (1944), Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl was published (1947), the Berlin Airlift began (1948), Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, was released in theaters (1949), NSA cryptographers William Martin and Bernon Mitchell left for what they said was a vacation in Mexico, whence they would later defect to the Soviet Union (1960), Our World became the first life global satellite television broadcast (1967), Mozambique gained independence (1975), Missouri Gov. Kit Bond formally rescinded the 138-year-old Extermination Order and apologized for the suffering inflicted on members of the Mormon church (1976), the LGBT Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time, at San Fransisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade (1978), Microsoft was incorporated (1981), the Greek military abolished the shaving of recruits’ heads (1982), Croatia and Slovenia declared independence (1991), Kim Campbell was chosen as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, making her Canada’s first female Prime Minister (1993), 19 people died as Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills volcano erupted, on the same day an unmanned Progress spacecraft collided with the Russian Mir space station (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the line-item veto in Clinton v. City of New York (1998), and 8-year-old Domenic Johansson was removed from his parents, sparking an international controversy over parental rights in Sweden (2009). And the final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center was placed (2012).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::