GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 2, the 122nd day of 2014 with 242 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:38 and sunset is @ 7:44. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars & Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1536 – Anne Boleyn, second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was sent to the Tower of London.
1611 – The Authorized Version of the Bible (King James Version) was first published.
1670 – The Hudson Bay Company was chartered by England’s King Charles II, and it was made up of a group of French explorers who started the lucrative North American fur trade to London merchants.
1776 – France and Spain agreed to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.
1863 – Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men; he died 8 days later.
1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine went on sale.
1887 – Hannibal W. Goodwin of Newark, New Jersey, applied for a patent for celluloid photographic film.
1890 – The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1933 – The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was reported in a Scotland newspaper.
1941 – The Federal Communications Commission agreed to regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations; it was the start of what would become network television.
1945 – The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1952 – The first jet airplane passenger service was launched (London to Johannesburg, South Africa).
1965 – The Early Bird satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic Ocean.