GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 23, the 204th day of 2014 with 161 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:27 and sunset is @ 8:14. 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: 1715 – The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster
1829 – William A. Burt patented his “typographer,” a forerunner of the typewriter.
1903 – The Ford Motor Company sold its first automobile to a doctor in Detroit.
1914 – Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
1952 – Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
1984 – Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs of her that ended up in Penthouse magazine.
1995 – Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discovered the comet Hale-Bopp.
2000 – American Tiger Woods, at age 24, became the youngest golfer to win the career Grand Slam with a record-breaking performance in the British Open.