GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 26, the 146th day of 2015 with 218 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 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: 1521 – Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

1637 – The Pequot massacres began as part of the Pequot War; Puritan and Mohegan forces slaughtered many people in Connecticut villages.

1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.

1864 – President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Montana Territory.

1865 – The last surrender of Confederate troops (those west of the Mississippi) took place at Shreveport, Louisiana, at the end of the Civil War.

1868 – President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial in Congress ended with his being acquitted on all charges.

1896 – Nicholas II, the last czar, was crowned ruler of Russia.

1913 – The Actors’ Equity Association was organized.

1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill limiting immigration into the U.S. and entirely excluding
the Japanese.

1946 – A patent was filed in the United States for the H-bomb.

1954 – The Egyptian pharaoh Cheops’s funeral ship was found.

1977 – George H. Willig scaled the outside of the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building.

1977 – The movie “Star Wars” debuted.

1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic.

2004 – In state court, Oklahoma bombing accomplice Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 counts of first-degree murder. He had been already convicted in federal court.

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