GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 26, the 146th day of 2014 with 219 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:09. Today is Memorial Day in the United States. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN:
1521 – Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.
1637 – The Pequot massacres began as part of the Pequot War; Puritan and Mohegan forces slaughtered many people in Connecticut villages.
1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.
1864 – President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Montana Territory.
1865 – The last surrender of Confederate troops (those west of the Mississippi) took place at Shreveport, Louisiana, at the end of the Civil War.
1868 – President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial in Congress ended with his being acquitted on all charges.
1896 – Nicholas II, the last czar, was crowned ruler of Russia.
1913 – The Actors’ Equity Association was organized.
1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill limiting immigration into the U.S. and entirely excluding the Japanese.
1946 – A patent was filed in the United States for the H-bomb.
1954 – The Egyptian pharaoh Cheops’s funeral ship was found.
1977 – George H. Willig scaled the outside of the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building.
1977 – The movie “Star Wars” debuted.
1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic.
2004 – In state court, Oklahoma bombing accomplice Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 counts of first-degree murder. He had been already convicted in federal court.