GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 05, the 5th day of 2015 with 360 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:14 and sunset is @ 4:22. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1477 – Charles the Bold, last of the great dukes of Burgundy, was killed at the Battle of Nancy.
1643 – The first legal divorce in the American colonies was granted, to Anne Clarke of theMassachusetts Bay Colony, from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston, Massachusetts.
1781 – A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.
1815 – Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, drew up theHartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the Constitution of the United States of America.
1895 – French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank. (He was eventually vindicated.)
1914 – Henry Ford announced that he would pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and would share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits.
1919 – In Germany, the German Workers’ Party (later the National Socialist German Workers’ Party) was formed in Munich; Adolf Hitler attended.
1920 – GOP women demanded equal representation at the Republican National Convention.
1949 – In his State of the Union address, President Harry Truman called his administration’s reform package the “Fair Deal.”
1968 – A brief period of freedom known as “Prague Spring” began in Czechoslovakia underAlexander Dubcek, a Slovak supporting liberal reform.
1970 – The soap opera “All My Children” debuted on television.
1972 – President Richard Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.
1979 – Vietnamese troops occupied Phnom Penh and the Cambodian ruler Pol Pot was ousted.
1997 – Russian troop withdrawal from the separatist Republic of Chechnya was completed.
2004 – Following 14 years of denials, Pete Rose publicly admitted that he’d bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds.