GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, April 10, the 100th day of 2015 with 265 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:12 and sunset is @ 7:19. 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: 1790 – The U.S. patent system was established.

1849 – The safety pin was patented in the U.S. by Walter Hunt of New York.

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated.

1912 – The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.

1916 – The first PGA championship was held, in Bronxville, New York.

1925 – The novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published.

1932 – German president Paul von Hindenburg was re-elected; Adolf Hitler came in second.

1942 – The day after the surrender of the main Philippine island of Luzon to the Japanese, the 75,000 Filipino and American troops captured on the Bataan Peninsula began a forced march to a prison camp near Cabanatuan.

1972 – The United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.

1974 – Golda Meir announced her resignation as Prime Minister of Israel.

2003 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill creating a national Amber Alert system and strengthening child pornography laws.

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