GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 20, the 50th day of 2015 with 314 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 5:21. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1725 – New Hampshire militiamen participated in the first recorded scalping of Indians by whites in North America.

1792 – President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.

1809 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.

1811 – Austria declared itself bankrupt.

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.

1959 – The FCC applied the equal time rule to TV newscasts of political candidates.

1962 – Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard Friendship Seven.

1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

2003 – Fire broke out at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island; more than 100 people died and 200 others were injured in the stampede.

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