GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, April 5, the 95th day of 2015 with 270 to follow. Today is Easter Sunday. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:2 and sunset is @ 7:13. 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: 1242 – The first non-Mongol czar, Alexander Nevsky, defeated the Teutons and Livonians in Novgorod, Russia.
1614 – Native American princess Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
1621 – The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, Massachusetts, on a return trip to England.
1768 – The first U.S. Chamber of Commerce was founded, in New York City.
1792 – George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
1827 – James H. Hackett became the first American actor to appear abroad as he performed atCovent Garden in London, England.
1843 – Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong a British crown colony.
1951 – Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to die after being found guilty of conspiring to transmit atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
1955 – Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill retired as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
1987 – Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut.