GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, June 18, the 169th day of 2015 with
196 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:06 and sunset is @
8:24. 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: 1778 – In the Revolutionary War, American forces
entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew.
1812 – The War of 1812 began as the United States declared war against Britain.
1815 – At …Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by
the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of
1873 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.
1948 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
1948 – Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing
phonograph record in New York City, which turned at 33 1/3 revolutions
1979 – President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev
signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty.
1983 – Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space
as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle
2006 – The first Kazakh communication satellite was launched in a