GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, January 30, the 30th day of 2015 with 335 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:00 and sunset is @ 4:54. 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:
1781 – Maryland became the last of the 13 original states to adopt the Articles of Confederation.
1835 – President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, survived the first attempt against the life of a U.S. President, when shots were fired in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1862 – The USS Monitor was launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.
1933 – Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
1933 – The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ inDetroit.
1968 – The Vietcong launched the Tet offensive against South Vietnamese cities.
1969 – The Beatles made their last public appearance together, on the roof of their Apple Studios in London.
1972 – In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators were shot dead by British Army paratroopers, a day later known as “Bloody Sunday.”
1996 – Gino Gallagher, the reputed leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, was shot and killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
2003 – Richard Reid, also known as the “shoe bomber,” was found guilty on terrorism charges in a federal court in Boston.
2005 – Iraqis voted in their country’s first free election in a half-century.