GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, January 02, the 2nd day of 2014 with 363 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:14 and sunset is @ 4:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1492 – The last Arab/Moors stronghold in Spain, the kingdom of Granada, surrendered to Spanish forces loyal to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
1788 – Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the Constitution of the United State of America.
1811 – Senator Timothy Pickering, a Federalist from Massachusetts, became the first senator to be censured. Pickering was accused of violating congressional law by publicly revealing secret documents communicated by the president to the Senate.
1839 – French photographer Louis Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.
1900 – Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade withChina.
1905 – After a six-month siege, Russians surrendered Port Arthur to the Japanese.
1929 – The United States and Canada reached an agreement to preserve Niagara Falls.
1942 – The Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.
1960 – Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1965 – The New York Jets signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $400,000.
1965 – Indonesia withdrew from the United Nations — the first member to do so.