GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 27, the 178th day of 2014 with 187 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:25. The New Moon is exact @ 4:10 AM. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1829 – English scientist James Smithson died after a long illness, leaving behind a will which
established the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; it provided for a museum, a library, and a program of research, publication, and collection in the sciences, arts, and history.

1847 – New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.

1871 – The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.

1893 – The New York stock market crashed.

1929 – Scientists at Bell Laboratories revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.

1950 – President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict following a call from the United Nations Security Council for member nations to help.

1973 – Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an “enemies list” kept by the Nixon White House.

2003 – More than 735,000 phone numbers were registered on the first day of a national do-not-call list aimed at blocking unwelcome solicitations from telemarketers.

2005 – BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 murders in the Wichita, Kansas area. He was later sentenced to serve 10 consecutive life sentences without possibility of parole for 175 years.

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