Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Roanoke Colony governor John White’s granddaughter, Virginia Dare, became the first English child born in the Americas today (1587). Also, John White returned from a supply trip to England to find the Roanoke Colony, including his granddaughter, had disappeared (1590), witnesses throughout Britain reported the Great Meteor (1783), the Wilkes Expedition left Hampton Roads, Virginia (1838), Pierre Janssen discovered helium (1868), Asaph Hall discovered Mars’ moon Phobos (1877), over 700 people died as a category 2 hurricane struck Martinique (1891), Karl Jatho claimed to have flown his motorized biplane, four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers (1903), the Great Thessaloniki Fire left 70,000 people homeless (1917), the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote (1920), President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge linking New York to Ontario over the Saint Lawrence River (1938), the Australian cricket team completed a 4–0 Ashes series win over England during their undefeated Invincibles tour (1948), James Meredith became the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi (1963), South African police arrested Steve Biko, who would later die of injuries sustained during the arrest (1977), 22 people died as category 3 Hurricane Alicia struck Texas (1983), and a cascading failure left almost 100 million people without electricity for over six hours on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali (2005). And Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf resigned under threat of impeachment (2008).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::