GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, April 20, the 110th day of 2014 with 254 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:56 and sunset is @ 7:30. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1534 – French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived on the coast of Labrador, North America.
1792 – France declared war on Austria, marking the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
1836 – The Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress.
1871 – Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan.
1879 – The first mobile home (horse-drawn) was used in a journey from London to Cyprus.
1902 – Scientists Pierre Curie and Marie Curie isolated the radioactive chemical element, radium.
1916 – Wrigley Field opened in Chicago.
1934 – Shirley Temple made her movie debut in “Stand Up and Cheer.”
1940 – RCA publicly demonstrated its new and powerful electron microscope.
1945 – Allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart in World War II.
1969 – Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada.
1971 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.
1999 – The Columbine High School massacre took place in Littleton, Colorado. Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher and wounded 26 others before taking their own lives.