GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, June 2, the 153rd day of 2015 with 211 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:14. 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: 1774 – The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to allow British soldiers into their houses, was reenacted.
1851 – Maine became the first state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, marking the end of the Civil War.
1896 – Great Britain granted Guglielmo Marconi the first wireless radio patent.
1924 – Congress granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States.
1953 – Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.
1966 – The U.S. space probe Surveyor I landed on the Moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.
1987 – President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.