GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, April 11, the 101st day of 2015 with 264 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:10 and sunset is @ 7:29. 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: 1713 – The War of the Spanish Succession ended with the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht; France ceded Newfoundland and Gibraltar to Britain.

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.

1900 – The U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, a 53-foot craft designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland.

1921 – Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.

1945 – Allied troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald north of Weiner,Germany.

1951 – U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of his command in Korea, after a disagreement with President Harry Truman.

1968 – One week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

1979 – Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as Tanzanian forces and the Uganda National Liberation Front seized control.

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