GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, March 12, the 71st day of 2015 with 294 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 6:45. 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: 1609 – Bermuda became a British colony.
1664 – New Jersey became a British colony as King Charles II granted the land to his brother James, the Duke of York.
1884 – Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women, the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
1894 – Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
1901 – Industrialist Andrew Carnegie offered the of New York City $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries.
1912 – Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts of America.
1930 – India’s Mohandas Gandhi began a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt and symbolic of his defiance of British rule in India.
1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “Fireside Chats.”
1938 – German troops marched into Austria to annex the German-speaking nation for theThird Reich. This was called the “Anschluss.”
1947 – President Harry Truman established what became known as the “Truman Doctrine” to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
1951 – “Dennis the Menace,” created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.
1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female attorney general of the U.S..
1994 – The Church of England ordained its first female priests.
1999 – Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic joined NATO.