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

Luca Pitti’s attempted coup d’état against Piero di Cosimo de Medici failed today (1466). Also, Michelangelo was commissioned to carve the Pietà, (1498), Luka Korošec, Matija Kos, Štefan Rožič, and Lovrenc Willomitzer completed the first ascent of Slovenia’s Triglav (1778), the National Constituent Assembly of France approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789), John Fitch patented the steamboat (1791), Argentina’s University of Buenos Aires opened (1821), the eruption of Krakatoa began its final and most violent stage (1883), the Nineteenth Amendment took effect, guaranteeing women the right to vote (1920), the Namibian War of Independence began (1966), Betty Friedan led the nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality (1970), the National Assembly of Québec adopted the Charter of the French Language (1977), Sigmund Jähn became first German cosmonaut, on Soyuz 31 (1978), and the second Earth Summit began in Johannesburg, South Africa (2002). And the European Aviation Safety Agency and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certified Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner (2011).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::