GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 27, the 27th day of 2015 with 338 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:03 and sunset is @ 4:50. 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: 1785 – The first state-chartered school, the University of Georgia, was incorporated.

1825 – Congress approved Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the “Trail of Tears.”
1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issued General War Order No. 1, setting in motion the Union armies.
1880 – Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.
1888 – The National Geographic Society was incorporated in Washington D.C.
1924 – Vladimir Lenin’s body was laid in a marble tomb on Red Square near the Kremlin.
1926 – John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gave the first public demonstration of a true television system, in London.
1945 – Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.
1951 – The era of atomic testing in Nevada’s desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats.
1973 – The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris. The U.S. military draft ended.
1975 – The Senate began an investigation of activities by the FBI and the CIA. (On November 20, the committee released its report, charging both U.S. government agencies with illegal activities.)
1996 – Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
1998 – First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on The Today Show, calling the attacks against her husband part of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
2002 – Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos, Nigeria kill more than 1,000.

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