GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 27, the 58th day of 2015 with 307 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:24 and sunset is @ 5:30. 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: 1801 – The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

1879 – American chemists Ira Remsen and Constantine Fahlberg announced their discovery of saccharin.
1883 – Oscar Hammerstein of New York City patented the first practical cigar-rolling machine.
1897 – Great Britain agreed to United States arbitration in a border dispute between Venezuelaand British Guiana, defusing a diplomatic crisis.
1922 – The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, providing for female suffrage, was unanimously declared constitutional.
1933 – The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin offered the Nazis, who blamed the Communists, the opportunity to suspend personal liberty.
1939 – The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.
1974 – “People” magazine debuted.
1991 – President George Bush declared the end of the Gulf War. Kuwait was declared liberated.
1997 – Divorce became legal in Ireland; it had been the only nation in Europe in which divorce was illegal.
2002 – A Muslim mob attacks a train a few minutes after it leaves the Godhra railway station, killing at least 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.