GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, January 08, the 8th day of 2015 with 357 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:27. 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: 1815 – U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans — the closing engagement of the War of

1812. This occurred two weeks after the War of 1812 officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.

1851 – Jean Foucault demonstrated definitively that the Earth rotates on its axis.
1867 – Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill granting all adult male citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote, and the bill becomes law. It was the first law granting African-American men the right to vote.
1889 – American inventor Herman Hollerith patented his tabulator, the first device for data processing; his firm would later become one of IBM’s founding companies.
1894 – Fire caused serious damage to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1908 – A subway line opened linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
1916 – Allied forces staged a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire.
1918 – President Woodrow Wilson outlined his “14 Points For Peace” after World War I.
1959 – Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France’s Fifth Republic.
1964 – President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.”
1982 – AT&T’s break-up took place as it was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement.
1987 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 2000 mark for the first time.
1998 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.

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