losangelesLos Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve.

Today is L.A.’s 232nd birthday.  It has been a possession of Spain and Mexico before being purchased by the United States.

I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the city, although I’ve spent long hours in the L.A. airport lounges, waiting for connecting flights.  The city skyline from 10,000 feet is very familiar to me.

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