GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 14, the 134th day of 2015 with 231 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:24 and sunset is @ 7:57. 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: 1796 – Edward Jenner, an English doctor, administered the world’s first vaccination to prevent smallpox.

1804 – Lewis and Clark began their expedition, heading out of St. Louis.

1862 – Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph.

1878 – The trademarked name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

1897 – Guglielmo Marconi sent the first communication by wireless telegraph.

1897 – The first public performance of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” occurred, in Philadelphia.

1904 – The first Olympic Games held in the United States began, in St. Louis.

1930 – The Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico was established.

1942 – The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was established.

1948 – The independent state of Israel was proclaimed by Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion, in Tel Aviv.

1955 – Representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland.

1973 – The United States launched Skylab I, its first manned space station.

1980 – President Jimmy Carter established the Department of Health and Human Services.

1998 – After nine years on NBC, the hit TV series “Seinfeld” aired its final episode.

1999 – President Bill Clinton apologizes to Chinese President Jiang Zemin for the accidental NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, six days earlier.

2005 – Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification by Jose Cardinal Saraiva Martins.

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