GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 20, the 201st day of 2014 with
164 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:24 and sunset is @
8:16. 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: 1810 – Colombia declared its independence from Spain.
1861 – The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions
in Richmond, Virginia.
1871 – British Columbia entered Confederation as a Canadian province.
1881 – Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle
of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops.
1917 – The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.
1940 – “Billboard” magazine published its first “Top Ten Singles” record chart.
1942 – The first detachment of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps began
basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
1944 – An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf
Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion at Hitler’s Rastenburg
headquarters only wounded the Nazi leader.
1968 – During a BBC radio interview, actress Jane Asher announced that
her engagement to Beatle Paul McCartney was off; he was not the first
to find out.
1969 – Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
became the first men to walk on the Moon.
1976 – America’s Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful,
first-ever landing on Mars.
1990 – An Irish Republican Army bomb explodes at the International
Stock Exchange in London.
1992 – Vadav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
2001 – The 27th annual G8 summit opens in Genoa, Italy.