GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 5, the 156th day of 2015 with 208 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:17. 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:
1783 – Joseph Montgolfier and Jacques Montgolfier publicly demonstrated their hot-air balloon in a 10-minute flight in France.
1794 – Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from enlisting in the service of a foreign power.
1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly” began to appear in serial form in the “Washington National Era.”
1865 – The first safe-deposit vault was opened in New York City.
1917 – About 10 million American men began registering for the draft in World War I.
1947 – Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as “The Marshall Plan.”
1963 – British Secretary of War John Profumo resigned his post following revelations that he had lied to the House of Commons about his sexual affair with Christine Keeler, an alleged prostitute.
1967 – The Six Day War began in Israel. Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, the Golan Heights of Syria, and the West Bank and Arab sector of East Jerusalem, both previously under Jordanian rule.
1975 – Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to international shipping, eight years after it was closed because of the 1967 war with Israel.
1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five gay men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized cases of what came to be known as AIDS.
2002 – Mozilla 1.0, the first “official” version of the Web browser, is released.
2006 – Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.