GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 16, the 136th day of 2015 with 229 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:22 and sunset is @ 7:59. 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: 1770 – Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.
1866 – Congress authorized minting the nickel.
1868 – The impeachment of President Andrew Johnson failed.
1910 – The U.S. Bureau of Mines was authorized by Congress.
1920 – Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1929 – The first Academy Awards were presented during a banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
1943 – In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising came to an end as Nazi soldiers took control of the Jewish ghetto and began mass deportation of the remaining dwellers to the Treblinkaextermination camp.
1966 – The Cultural Revolution was begun by Chinese Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong.
1975 – Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
1985 – Michael “Air” Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the National Basketball Association.
1995 – Japanese authorities arrested Shoko Asahara, a doomsday cult leader, who was linked to a nerve-gas attack on Tokyo’s subway system two months earlier.
2005 – Newsweek magazine retracted its Quran abuse story which sparked deadly protests in Afghanistan, leaving 15 people dead and scores injured.
2005 – Army Specialist Sabrina Harman was convicted of six of the seven charges she faced for her role in the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.