GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 11, the 131st day of 2015 with 234 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:27 and sunset is @ 7:53. 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: 1647 – Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.
1858 – Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.
1910 – Glacier National Park in Montana was established.
1946 – The first CARE packages arrived in Europe, at Le Havre, France.
1947 – B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.
1949 – Israel was admitted to the United Nations.
1949 – Siam changed its named to Thailand.
1969 – The Monty Python comedy troupe is formed, with Monty Python’s Flying Circus first airing on October
1997 – “Deep Blue,” an IBM computer, defeated Garry Kasparov in a six-game chess match, who lost the match 2.5 to 3.5.
1998 – A French mint produced the first Euro coins of the 12 European Union member countries, collectively known as the Eurozone/Euroland.
2004 – The Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow kills nine people and injures 37 others.