GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, April 23, the 113th day of 2015 with 252 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:51 and sunset is @ 7:33. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1348 – English King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter, the first order of knighthood.

1635 – The Boston Latin School opened — America’s oldest public school.

1789 – President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.

1896 – The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City, inaugurating the first movie theater at Koster and Bials Music Hall.

1968 – The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy; a sentence later reduced to life imprisonment.

1988 – A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less went into effect.

1994 – Physicists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory found evidence of the top quark.

2003 – Beijing closes all schools for two weeks due to the SARS virus.

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