GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, June 6, the 157th day of 2015 with 207 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:16. 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: 1636 – Puritan American colonist Roger Williams, banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony, founded Providence, Rhode Island, a colony with complete religious freedom.
1683 – The Ashmolean, the world’s first university museum, opened in Oxford, England.
1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was founded, in London.
1918 – The first large-scale battle fought by American soldiers in World War I began, in Belleau Wood, northwest of Paris.
1925 – Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.
1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.
1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission was established.
1944 – The “D-Day” invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.
1967 – President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Suez Canal, alleging that U.S. and British forces were aiding Israel.
1984 – The Indian army attacked Sikh extremists at the Golden Temple of Amristar.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court rejects medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.