GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, April 7, the 98th day of 2015 with 268 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:2 and sunset is @ 7:1. 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: 1652 – The Dutch established a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.

1795 – The metric system was adopted in France, where it had been developed.

1798 – The territory of Mississippi was organized.

1862 – Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

1906 – The Italian volcano, Vesuvius, erupted.

1933 – President Franklin Roosevelt signed legislation ending Prohibition in the United States.

1948 – The World Health Organization was founded.

1953 – The United Nations General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be Secretary-General.

1957 – The last of New York’s electric trolleys ran from Queens to Manhattan.

1963 – Yugoslavia proclaimed itself a Socialist republic and proclaimed Josip Broz Tito the president for life of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

1992 – The European Community formally recognized the independence of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

2001 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft took off on a six-month, 286-million-mile journey to the planet.

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