GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, April 11, the 101st day of 2014 with 263 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:10 and sunset is @ 7:20. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1713 – The War of the Spanish Succession ended with the
signing of the Treaty of Utrecht; France ceded Newfoundland and Gibraltar to Britain.
1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
1900 – The U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, a 53-foot craft designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland.
1921 – Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
1945 – Allied troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north ofWeiner, Germany.
1951 – U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea, after a disagreement with President Harry Truman.
1968 – One week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.
1979 – Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as Tanzanian forces and theUganda National Liberation Front seized control.