GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 1, the 152nd day of 2014 with 213 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:09 and sunset is @ 8:14. 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: 1485 – King Matthias of Hungary took Vienna in his conquest of Austria (from Frederick III) and made the city his capital.
1796 – Tennessee became the 16th state.
1813 – The Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigateChesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, “Don’t give up the ship.”
1869 – Thomas Edison of Boston, Massachusetts, received a patent for his electric voting machine.
1938 – Protective baseball helmets were worn by batters for the very first time.
1938 – The first issue of “Action Comics” was published.
1943 – A civilian flight from Lisbon to London was shot down by the Germans during World War II, killing all aboard, including actor Leslie Howard.
1958 – Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.
1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
1990 – President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed an agreement to end production of chemical weapons and begin destruction of the reserves.
2001 – The king, queen, and seven other members of Nepal’s royal family were slain by Crown Prince Dipendra, who then shot himself, dying three days later.
2003 – The People’s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
2005 – Dutch voters rejected the European Union constitution.