GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 25, the 145th day of 2015 with 219 to follow. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1234 – The Mongols took Kaifeng and destroyed the Chin dynasty.
1660 – Charles II, the exiled king of England, landed at Dover, England, to assume the throne and end 11 years of military rule.
1768 – James Cook sailed on his first voyage of discovery, on which he explored the Society Islands and charted the coasts of New Zealand and West Australia.
1787 – The Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia with 55 delegates (a quorum) to compose the Constitution of the United States of America.
1793 – In Baltimore, Maryland, Father Stephen Theodore Badin became the first Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States.
1914 – The British House of Commons passed the Irish Home Rule bill.
1925 – John T. Scopes was indicted in Tennessee for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
1927 – Ford Motor Company announced the end of the Model T and its replacement by the Model A.
1927 – The “Movietone News” was shown for the first time at the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City.
1935 – Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1935 – American athlete Jesse Owens set a record six world records in less than one hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1946 – Transjordan (now Jordan) became a kingdom.
1968 – The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated.
1979 – An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, killing 275 people.
1992 – Jay Leno made his debut as permanent host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” succeeding Johnny Carson.
1997 – Strom Thurmond (R, SC) became the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, with 41 years and 10 months in office.