GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014 with 173 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:17 and sunset is @ 8:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1533 – Pope Clement VII excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII.
1804 – Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary and his long-time antagonist, Alexander Hamilton, in a pistol duel in New Jersey.
1945 – The U.S. first used napalm on Japanese forces holed up on Luzon in the Philippines.
1955 – The Air Force Academy was dedicated at Lowry Air Base in Colorado.
1966 – “The Newlywed Game” premiered on TV.
1975 – Excavations at the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, near the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an, uncovered an army of 8,000 life-size terra cotta warriors dating to about 206 BC.
1977 – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.
1979 – The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth after being in space since 1973, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1985 – Explosions sank the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbor, New Zealand.
1987 – It was formally announced that the world population had reached 5 billion, double the level of 1950.
1995 – President Bill Clinton established full diplomatic relations with Vietnam, about two decades after the fall of Saigon.
2006 – Microsoft discontinues official support for Windows 98 and Windows Me.