GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, November 04, the 308th day of 2014 with 57 to follow. Today is election day in the US. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:21 and sunset is @ 4:34. The moon is waxing.The morning stars are stars are Jupiter and Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1493 – Christopher Columbus discovered Guadeloupe during his second expedition.
1605 – Guy Fawkes, a Roman Catholic conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested in the basement of the House of Parliament.
1825 – The first vessel to traverse the Erie Canal arrived in New York.
1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Ann Todd in Springfield, Illinois.
1845 – Americans observed the first national election day in accordance with Congressional legislation passed earlier in the year.
1854 – Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrived in the Crimea.
1862 – U.S. inventor Richard Gatling patented the machine gun.
1880 – The first cash register was patented by James Ritty and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.
1884 – Democrat Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine to become President of the United States of America.
1914 – The first fashion show was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City. It was organized by Edna Woodman Chase of “Vogue” magazine.
1922 – British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt.
1922 – The U.S. Postmaster General ordered all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish mail delivery.
1924 – Calvin Coolidge was elected 30th President of the United States of America.
1924 – Nellie Taylor Ross of Wyoming and Miriam Ferguson of Texas were elected the first and second women governors.
1946 – UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) was established, with its headquarters in Paris.
1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected the 34th President of the United States of America, defeating Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
1956 – Soviet Union troops crushed the Hungarian Revolution in Budapest.
1979 – The Iranian hostage crisis began as followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini stormed theUnited States Embassy in Tehran; the crisis continued 444 days, with 52 people remaining hostages for that time.
1980 – Republican Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter to become 40th President of the United States of America.
1991 – Imelda Marcos returned to the Philippines after five years of exile in the United States of America; she was to be tried on corruption and tax evasion charges.
1995 – Itzhak Rabin, prime minister of Israel, was assassinated at peace rally in Tel Aviv by Yigal Amir, a Jewish law student.