GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, March 6, the 65th day of 2015 with 300 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:12 and sunset is @ 5:38. The moon is waning.
The morning stars are stars are Mercury, & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam.
1834 – The city of York in Canada was incorporated as Toronto.
1836 – Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna recaptured the Alamo, ending a 13-day siege.
1857 – In its “Dred Scott” decision, the Supreme Court held that Scott, a slave, could not sue for his freedom in federal court.
1884 – Over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, presented President Chester A. Arthur with a demand that he voice support for female suffrage.
1899 – Aspirin was patented by chemist Felix Hoffman.
1930 – Clarence Birdseye’s first frozen foods went on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1946 – France recognized Vietnam as a free state within the French Indochina Federation.
1981 – Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”
1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus was designed to infect MS-DOS systems and remain dormant until March 6, the birthday of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
1997 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
1997 – Picasso’s painting Tete de Femme is stolen from a London art gallery, and is recovered a week later.
2007 – Former White House aide, I. Lewis Libby Jr., was found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice.