GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 21, the 141st day of 2014 with 224 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:17 and sunset is @ 8:04. The last qtr. moon (exact @ 9:00 AM) moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1536 – The Reformation was officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland.
1832 – The first Democratic National Convention was held.
1840 – New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1851 – Gold was first discovered in Australia.
1881 – In Washington, DC, humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded theAmerican Association of the Red Cross (now the American National Red Cross).
1881 – The United States Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City.
1927 – Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, having left New York the day before on his historic solo flight.
1932 – Amelia Earhart completed her famous flight, started the day before.
1945 – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.
1980 – Ensign Jean Marie Butler became the first woman to graduate from a U.S. service academy, from the Coast Guard Academy.