GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 02, the 122nd day of 2015 with 243 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:38 and sunset is @ 7:43. 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: 1536 – Anne Boleyn, second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was sent to the Tower of London.
1611 – The Authorized Version of the Bible (King James Version) was first published.
1670 – The Hudson Bay Company was chartered by England’s King Charles II, and it was made up of group of French explorers who started the lucrative North American fur trade to London merchants.
1776 – France and Spain agreed to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.
1863 – Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men; he died 8 days later.
1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine went on sale.
1887 – Hannibal W. Goodwin of Newark, New Jersey, applied for a patent for celluloid photographic film.
1890 – The Oklahoma Territory was organized.
1933 – The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was reported in a Scotland newspaper.
1941 – The Federal Communications Commission agreed to regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations; it was the start of what would become network television.
1945 – The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1952 – The first jet airplane passenger service was launched (London to Johannesburg, South Africa).
1965 – The Early Bird satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic Ocean.