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

Norse King Glun Iarainn recognized Máel Sechnaill II as High King of Ireland and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law, an event commemorated as the founding of the city of Dublin, today (988). Also, the first stone London Bridge was damaged and much of the city burned in the Great Fire of Suthwark (1212), Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon with news that Vasco de Gama, who was still on Cape Verde with his sick brother, had found a sea route to India (1499), Jane Grey began her 9-day reign as Queen of England (1553), Louis XVI of France joined the fledgling U.S. cause by declaring war on Britain (1778), Alexander Mackenzie reached the Mackenzie River delta (1789), Indian sepoys staged the Vellore Mutiny against the British East India Company (1806), the U.S. took possession of Florida, purchased from Spain in the Adams–Onís Treaty two years earlier (1821), President Andrew Jackson vetoed the bill to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States (1832), Millard Fillmore was inaugurated as President of the United States, after the death of Zachary Taylor (1850), Mayagüez, Puerto Rico receives its city charter from Spain (1877), Wyoming became our 44th state (1890), Death Valley, California reached a U.S. record high 134°F (1913), 16 people were killed in Belfast’s Bloody Sunday (1921), Meher Baba began his 44-year silence, on the same day the Scopes Trial began in Dayton, Tennessee (1925), British Prime Minister Clement Attlee recommended Muhammad Ali Jinnah to be Pakistan’s first Governor-General (1947), the launch of Telstar began the age of communications satellites (1962), 60,000 people attended a rally for the Chicago Freedom Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966), New Zealand adopted decimal currency (1967), the National Assembly of Pakistan recognized the independence of Bangladesh, on the same day the Bahamas gained independence (1973), a chemical factory spill exposed thousands of Italians to dioxin in what became known as the Seveso Disaster (1976), ABC’s World News Tonight premiered (1977), London’s Alexandra Palace burned for the second time (1980), French DGSE agents bombed and sank the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior in Auckland, New Zealand (1985), former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison after his conviction on drug and racketeering charges (1992), 250 villagers died in a pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria (2000), Hurricane Dennis struck the Florida Panhandle (2005), and a U.N. tribunal acquitted former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski on war crimes charges (2008). And 122 people died when the Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sank in the Volga River near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan (2011).

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