GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 06, the 37th day of 2015 with 328 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:53 and sunset is @ 5:03. 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: 1508 – Maximilian I assumed the title of Holy Roman Emperor.

1693 – College of William and Mary was chartered — the first college charter — in Williamsburg, Virginia.

1778 – During the Revolutionary War, representatives from the United States and France signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris. The Treaty of Amity and Commerce recognized the United States as an independent nation and promoted trade between France and the United States. The Treaty of Alliance created a military alliance against Great Britain, stipulating American independence as a condition of peace.

1788 – Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America.

1952 – Elizabeth II acceded to the British throne upon the death of her father, King George VI. The coronation took place June 2, 1953.

1958 – The Munich air disaster took place when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem Airport in Munich,West Germany.

1959 – The United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.

1998 – President Bill Clinton signed a bill changing the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

2004 – An explosion ripped through a Moscow subway killing 41 people and injuring 129 others in an attack blamed on Chechen separatists.

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