GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 13, the 133rd day of 2015 with 232 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:25 and sunset is @ 7:55. 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: 1568 – Mary Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart) was defeated at the Battle of Langside.

1607 – The English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, was settled.

1846 – The U.S. formally declared war against Mexico.

1940 – Great Britain’s new prime minister, Winston Churchill, told the House of Commons, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing the US-Canadian construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

1968 – Peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam began in Paris.

1981 – Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by a Turkish assailant. He survived the assassination attempt.

2003 – In an effort to thwart counterfeiters, the U.S. Mint unveiled a new version of the $20 bill – the first to be colorized.

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