GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, March 21, the 80th day of 2015 with 285 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:47 and sunset is @ 6:56. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1804 – The French civil code, the Napoleonic Code, was adopted.

1806 – Lewis and Clark began their trip home after investigating Mississippi basin and the Pacific Coast.

1826 – The Rensselaer School in Troy, New York was incorporated. Known today as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, it was the first engineering college in the U.S.

1946 – The United Nations set up temporary headquarters at Hunter College in New York City.

1961 – The Beatles made their debut in an appearance at Liverpool’s The Cavern.

1963 – The Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

1965 – More than 3,000 demonstrators led by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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