GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 11, the 131st day of 2014 with 233 to follow. This is Mother’s Day in the United States and many other countries. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:27 and sunset is @ 7:54. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Saturn & Jupiter.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.

1858 – Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.

1910 – Glacier National Park in Montana was established.

1946 – The first CARE packages arrived in Europe, at Le Havre, France.

1947 – B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.

1949 – Israel was admitted to the United Nations.

1949 – Siam changed its named to Thailand.

1969 – The Monty Python comedy troupe is formed, with Monty Python’s Flying Circus first airing on October 5, 1969.

1997 – “Deep Blue,” an IBM computer, defeated Garry Kasparov in a six-game chess match, who lost the match 2.5 to 3.5.

1998 – A French mint produced the first Euro coins of the 12 European Union member countries, collectively known as the Eurozone/Euroland.

2004 – The Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow kills nine people and injures 37 others.

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