GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 19, the 19th day of 2015 with 346 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 4:40. 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: 1419 – Rouen surrendered to Henry V, completing his conquest of Normandy.
1783 – William Pitt became the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.
1793 – King Louis XVI was tried by the French Convention, found guilty of treason and sentenced to the guillotine.
1825 – Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett patented a process for canning food in tin containers.
1840 – During an expedition, Captain Charles Wilkes sighted the coast of eastern Antarctica and claimed it for the United States. In February 1821 the first landing on the Antarctic continent was made by American John Davis at Hughes Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula. In 1959, the Antarctic Treaty made Antarctica an international zone, set guidelines for scientific cooperation, and prohibited military operations, nuclear explosions, and the disposal of radioactive waste on the continent.
1861 – Georgia seceded from the Union.
1915 – During World War I, Britain was hit by an air attack when two German zeppelins drop bombs on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn.
1918 – The Bolsheviks dissolved the Russian Constitutional Assembly.
1937 – Millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey, in seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
1944 – The U.S. federal government relinquished control of the nation’s railroads following settlement of a
1963 – The first disco, called “Whiskey-a-go-go,” opened in Los Angeles.
1966 – Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.
1981 – The United States and Iran signed an agreement for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
1983 – Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Gestapo chief of Lyons, France, during the German occupation, was arrested in Bolivia for his crimes against humanity.
2000 – Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy, surrendered to police in Greenwich,Connecticut, to face charges in the 1975 death of a 15-year-old girl.