GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 27, the 147th day of 2015 with 217 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1647 – Achsah Young became the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.

1703 – After winning access to the Baltic Sea through his victories in the Great Northern War, Czar Peter I founded the city of St. Petersburg as the new Russian capital.

1929 – Colonel Charles Lindbergh married Anne Spencer Murrow.

1930 – Richard Gurley Drew received a patent for adhesive tape, later made by 3M as Scotch tape.

1931 – In a balloon launched from Germany, Paul Kipfer and Auguste Piccard became the first to reach the stratosphere, rising almost 10 miles during their flight.

1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California, was opened.

1941 – The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France, with the German death toll over 2,000.

1994 – Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after two decades of exile.

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