GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 13, the 44th day of 2015 with 321 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:44 and sunset is @ 5:11. 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: 1633 – Galileo was detained by the Italian Inquisition in Rome.
1635 – The oldest public school in the United States, the Boston Public Latin School, was founded.
1689 – Following the Glorious Revolution in Britain, Mary II, the daughter of the deposed king,James II, and William III prince of Orange, her husband, were proclaimed joint sovereigns.
1741 – “The American Magazine” was published in Philadelphia, and became the first U.S. magazine, beating Benjamin Franklin’s “General Magazine” off the presses by three days.
1795 – The first U.S. state university opened, the University of North Carolina.
1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was founded.
1920 – The League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
1935 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann was found guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Hauptmann was later executed.
1945 – Allied planes began the controversial and devastating bombing the German city ofDresden.
1974 – Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the USSR.
2000 – The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2001 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit El Salvador, killing at least 402 people just one month after another quake killed more than 800 people.