GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, February 14, the 45th day of 2015 with 320 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:43 and sunset is @ 5:13. 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: 1849 – The first photograph of a U.S. President, James Polk, was taken by Matthew Brady, in New York City.
1859 – Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.
1870 – Esther Morris became the world’s first female justice of the peace.
1876 – Rival inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both applied for patents for the telephone.
1899 – President William McKinley signed legislation authorizing states to use voting machines for federal elections.
1912 – Arizona became the 48th state of the Union.
1912 – The first diesel engine submarine was commissioned, in Groton, Connecticut.
1920 – The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maude Wood Park.
1924 – Thomas Watson founded International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
1929 – The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage when Al Capone’s employees gunned down seven members of the George “Bugs” Moran North Siders gang.
1945 – Peru, Paraguay, Chile, and Ecuador joined the United Nations.
1946 – The world’s first all-electronic computer was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania,ENIAC.
1966 – Rick Mount of Lebanon, Indiana became the first high school male athlete to be pictured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated.”
2003 – Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was euthanized by veterinarians after being found to be suffering from progressive lung disease.