GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, June 16, the 167th day of 2015 with 198 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:06 and sunset is @ 8:23. The New Moon is exact @ 10:06 AM. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.
1897 – The government signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1902 – “The Wizard of Oz” (play) opened at the Grand Opera House in Chicago.
1903 – Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program by signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid.
1961 – Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.
1963 – Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, aboard Vostok 6.
1977 – Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party since 1964, was elected president of the Supreme Soviet.
2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa opened for the first time since 1990 as work to keep it from falling over was completed; it now leans only 4.1 m (13.5 ft) off perpendicular, 44 cm (17 in) less than its previous lean.