GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 07, the 127th day of 2015 with 238 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:32 and sunset is @ 7:49. 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: 1763 – Pontiac’s Rebellion began when a confederacy of Native American warriors under Ottawa chief Pontiac attacked the British force at Detroit.
1789 – The first inaugural ball was held, for George Washington, in New York.
1821 – The Africa Company was dissolved because of heavy expenses incurred, and Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Gold Coast were taken over by the British government to form British West Africa.
1832 – Greece became an independent kingdom.
1847 – The American Medical Association (AMA) is founded in Philadelphia.
1915 – Nearly 1200 people died when a German torpedo sank the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast, on its return trip from New York to Liverpool, England.
1939 – Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1945 – Germany signed an unconditional surrender at the Allied headquarters in France.
1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation (later renamed Sony Corporation) is founded with about 20 employees.
1947 – “Kraft Television Theatre” premiered on TV.
1954 – Vietnam claimed victory over France at Dien Bien Phu, ending the Indochina War.
1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilotGary Powers.
1974 – West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
1992 – Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its maiden voyage (STS-49).
1998 – Londoners voted overwhelmingly to elect their own mayor for the first time in history.
1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler Corporation for US $40 billion, forming DaimlerChrysler, the largest
industrial merger in history.
2000 – President Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in Russia’s first democratic transfer of power.
2006 – Rolling Stone magazine publishes its one-thousandth issue.