Good Morning Today Is by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 21, the 111th day of 2014 with 253 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:54 and sunset is @ 7:31. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.

ON THIS DAY IN: 753 B.C.E. – Legend says Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, founded Rome.

1509 – Henry VIII became King of England.

1836 – Sam Houston’s Texas army defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.

1895 – Woodville Latham demonstrated motion picture projection in New York. He had improved upon George Eastman’s invention of the motion picture film to make it project upon a screen.

1940 – The quiz show “Take It or Leave It, ” premiered on radio; this was the show that asked the “$64 Question.”

1960 – The new city of Brasilia was declared the capital of Brazil, replacing Rio de Janeiro.

1975 – South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after ten years in office.
1977 – The musical “Annie” opened on Broadway.

1989 – Over 100,000 students gathered at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to commemorate the death of Hu Yaobang and voice their discontent with China’s authoritative communist government.

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