GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 14, the 104th day of 2014 with 260 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:05 and sunset is @ 7:23. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1536 – Wales became part of England.
1775 – The first abolitionist society in United States was organized in Philadelphia, with Ben Franklin as president.
1828 – The first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” was published.
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he died the next morning.
1890 – The Pan-American Union was founded.
1894 – The kinetoscope was demonstrated by its inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in New York City.
1902 – J.C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
1912 – The British liner “Titanic” hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began sinking, taking the lives of over 1,500 people.
1956 – Ampex Corporation demonstrated its first commercial videotape recorder.
1986 – The United States launched air strikes against Libya in retaliation for the Libyan sponsorship of terrorism against American troops and citizens.
1988 – Representatives of the USSR, Afghanistan, the United States, and Pakistan signed an agreement calling for the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.
2003 – U.S. commandos in Baghdad captured Abul Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985.