GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, June 12, the 163rd day of 2014 with 202 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:06 and sunset is @ 8:21. 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: 1665 – England installed a municipal government in New York, formerly the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1667 – The first successful human blood transfusion was performed, in
1776 – Virginia’s legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights.
1838 – The Iowa Territory was organized.
1839 – According to popular legend, which has since been discredited, Abner Doubleday created baseball.
1849 – The gas mask was patented by L. P. Haslett.
1898 – Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain after 300 years.
1939 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1943 – The Alcan Highway, now known as the Alaska Highway, opened to traffic.
1967 – The Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
1981 – Major League Baseball players began a 49-day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation.
1991 – Boris Yeltsin became the first popularly elected leader in the 1000-year history of Russia.
1994 – The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were discovered outside her Brentwood, California condominium, and within days, actor/football legend O.J. Simpson was charged by police.
2004 – A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.