Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)
Harold Godwinson became the King of England today (1066). Also, Philip of Swabia became King of the Romans (1205), Stephen Uroš III the King of Serbia (1322), Charles I of Bohemia the King of Italy (1355), Constantine XI the Byzantine Emperor (1449), and Joseph I the Holy Roman Emperor (1690), Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph system using dots and dashes, the forerunner of Morse Code (1838), the gale known as the Night of the Big Wind destroyed 20% of the houses in Dublin, Ireland (1839), President-elect Franklin Pierce and his family survived a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts (1853), President Benjamin Harrison signed the congressional charter for the Washington National Cathedral (1893), Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center in Rome (1907), New Mexico became our 47th state, on the same day Alfred Wegener presented his theory of continental drift (1912), Mother Teresa arrives in Kolkata, India (1929), President Franklin Roosevelt announced his Four Freedoms in his State of the Union Address (1941), daylight savings time began four months early in the U.S., response to the OPEC embargo (1974), the U.S. returned the Crown of St. Stephen to Hungary (1978), assailants hired by the ex-husband of rival Tonya Harding attacked Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (1994), and a chemical fire in a Manila apartment complex alerted Filipino authorities to the planned mass terrorist attack known as the Bojinka Plot (1995). And Edgar Ray Killen was arrested for the 1964 murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner (2005).
Good morning! ::hugggggs::