GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 30, the 150th day of 2014 with 215 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:11 and sunset is @ 8:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in Florida.
1783 – “The Pennsylvania Evening Post” became the first published newspaper in the U.S.
1806 – In Logan County, Kentucky, future president Andrew Jackson participated in a duel, killing Charles Dickinson, a lawyer.
1848 – William Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1854 – The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.
1868 – By proclamation, the first Decoration Day (now Memorial Day), honoring Civil War dead, was held by decorating their graves with flowers.
1896 – The first recorded auto accident occurred when a Duryea Motor Wagon, driven by Henry Wells from Springfield, Massachusetts, collided with a bicycle ridden by Evylyn Thomas of New York City.
1922 – The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1933 – Sally Rand performed her famous fan dance for the first time, at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition.
1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1967 – The breakaway state of Biafra proclaimed its independence from Nigeria.
1971 – Space probe Mariner 9 was launched on a mission to gather scientific information on Mars.
1997 – Jesse Timmendequas was convicted of murdering his neighbor, seven-year-old Megan Kanka – the case which inspired “Megan’s Law.”
2003 – The Air France Concorde made its final commercial flight from Paris to New York City.