GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 28, the 148th day of 2015 with 216 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:12 and sunset is @ 8:10. 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: 1533 – England’s Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

1754 – In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, a Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeated a French reconnaissance party in southwestern Pennsylvania.

1863 – The 54th Massachusetts, the first regiment of African-American recruits in the Civil War, left Boston for South Carolina.1892 – The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

1923 – The U.S. Attorney General determined that it was legal for women to wear trousers.

1928 – The Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

1929 – Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture, “On With the Show.”

1937 – Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

1953 – “Melody,” the first animate, 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiered.

1957 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established.

1961 – The Orient Express, from Paris to Bucharest, made its last journey after operating for 78 years. It was revived in 1982.

1961 – Amnesty International, the human rights organization, was founded.

1999 – Leonardo da Vinci’s newly-restored masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display in Milan, Italy.

2000 – The volcano Mount Cameroon erupts near the Gulf of Guinea.

2002 – NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.

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