GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 13, the 164th day of 2014 with 201 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: 1777 – The Marquis de Lafayette arrived in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.

1888 – Congress created the Department of Labor.

1898 – The Yukon Territory entered the confederation of Canada.

1900 – China’s Boxer Rebellion targeting foreigners, as well as Chinese Christians, erupted into full-scale violence.

1944 – The first flying bomb was dropped on London by Germany in World War II.

1966 – The Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda v. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police.

1967 – President Lyndon Johnson appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to fill the seat of a retiring Supreme Court judge, making him the first African-American in the high court.

1971 – The New York Times began publishing the “Pentagon Papers,” a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.

1979 – President Jimmy Carter proposed a Superfund to clean up hazardous waste.

1983 – After more than a decade in space, Pioneer 10, the world’s first outer-planetary probe, left the solar system.

1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corporation and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation’s worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

2000 – Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi pardoned Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquitted Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation.

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