GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 8, the 99th day of 2015 with 267 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:16 and sunset is @ 7:16. 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: 1730 – The first synagogue in New York was consecrated.
1873 – Oleomargarine was patented.
1913 – The 17th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified; it required direct popular election of senators.
1935 – The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was approved by Congress.
1946 – The League of Nations met for the last time.
1971 – Chicago became the first rock group to play Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1974 – Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, surpassing Babe Ruth’s legendary record.
1992 – Tennis great Arthur Ashe announced at a news conference that he had AIDS.