GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, January 22, the 22ndh day of 2015 with 343 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:43. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1689 – England’s “Bloodless Revolution” reached its climax when parliament invited William and Mary to become joint sovereigns.
1771 – The Falkland Islands were ceded to Great Britain by Spain.
1807 – President Thomas Jefferson exposed a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.
1840 – The first British colonists to New Zealand arrived at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island.
1905 – The first Russian Revolution began when czarist troops opened fire on a peaceful group of workers marching to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to petition their grievances to Czar Nicholas II. It became known as “Bloody Sunday.”
1943 – In the first land victory over the Japanese in World War II, the Allies took New Guinea.
1968 – The comedy show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered on TV.
1970 – The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 took place, starting inNew York and landing in London about 6.5 hours later.
1972 – The United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, and Denmark joined the Common Market.
1973 – The Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion during the first two trimesters.
1973 – American boxer George Foreman knocked out Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica, becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion.
1996 – A mass grave containing nearly 3,000 Muslim and Croat victims of Serb ethnic cleansing was discovered near the Bosnian town of Brcko.
1997 – Madeleine Albright was confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s first female Secretary of State.
1998 – Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty in California to being the Unabomber, in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole.
2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia.