GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, March 15, the 74th day of 2015 with 291 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:57 and sunset is @ 6:49. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1820 – Maine became the 23rd state.

1892 – American inventor Jesse Reno patented the first escalator.

1913 – President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference.

1917 – During the February Revolution, Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since

1894, was forced to abdicate the throne by the Petrograd insurgents.

1919 – The American Legion was founded, in Paris.

1937 – The first blood bank was established, in Chicago’s Cook County Hospital.

1964 – Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor married (each other) for the first time.

1965 – President Lyndon Johnson called for new legislation to guarantee every American’s right to vote.

2002 – Andrea Yates of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to life in prison for drowning her five children in the bathtub.

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