GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, July 19, the 200th day of 2014 with 165 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:23 and sunset is @ 8:17. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1799 – During Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian
campaign, a French soldier discovered theRosetta Stone, a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing, about 35 miles north ofAlexandria.
1848 – In Seneca Falls, New York, a women’s rights convention called by Elizabeth Cady Stantonand Lucretia C. Mott — the first ever held in the U.S. — convened.
1870 – The Franco-Prussian War began.
1903 – The first Tour de France cycle race was won by Maurice Garin.
1941 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his “V for Victory” campaign in Europe.
1969 – Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the Moon.
1986 – Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, married Edwin A. Schlossberg in Centerville, Massachusetts.
1989 – United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of 296 passengers on board.
2006 – Dublin City FC ceased trading and resigned from the Eircom League.