GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, November 06, the 310th day of 2014 with 55 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:23 and sunset is @ 4:32. The Full Beaver Moon is exact at 5:24 PM. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1429 – Henry VI was crowned King of England.
1860 – Abraham Lincoln defeated three
other candidates and became 16th President of the United States of America; he was the first Republican president.
1861 – Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.
1869 – The first intercollegiate football game took place, between Rutgers University and Princeton University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1888 – Benjamin Harrison of Indiana won the presidential election, defeating incumbent Grover Cleveland with electoral votes, even though Cleveland won the popular vote.
1911 – Maine became a dry state.
1913 – Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1917 – The Third Battle of Ypres finally ended when Canadian forces take the village ofPasschendaele in Belgium; it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War I with 250,000 casualties.
1932 – In general elections held in Germany, the Nazis emerged.
1945 – The first jet landed on a carrier, the USS Wake Island.
1947 – “Meet the Press” premiered on TV, making it the oldest program still on television.
1956 – Construction began on the Kariba High Dam, on the Zambezi River between Zambia andZimbabwe.
1962 – The United Nations condemned South Africa for its Apartheid policies. The General Assembly called on all member states to terminate economic and military relations with South Africa.
1975 – “Good Morning America” premiered on TV.
1976 – Benjamin L. Hooks was chosen to be the new executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
1976 – King Hassan II of Morocco launched the Green March, a mass migration in which over 300,000 unarmed Moroccans marched into the newly sovereign nation of Western Sahara and settle.
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolutionary Council took power in Iran from the provisional government.
1988 – Six thousand U.S. Defense Department computers were crippled by a virus; the culprit was the 23-year-old son of the head of the country’s computer security agency.
2002 – A jury in Beverly Hills convicted actress Winona Ryder of stealing $5,500 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store.