GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 19, the 170th day of 2015 with 195 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: 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation.

1867 – Emperor Maximilian was executed in Mexico.

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1910 – Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time, in Spokane, Washington.

1917 – The British royal family adopted the name of Windsor to replace Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. King Georg V made the name change to disassociate the royal family from its German origins.

1934 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created

1947 – Representatives of 22 European nations met at the invitation of the British and French foreign ministers to participate in the design of the Marshall Plan for rebuilding war-torn Europe.

1952 – Television’s popular “I’ve Got a Secret” premiered.

1953 – Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York.

1978 – The comic strip “Garfield,” by Jim Davis, first appeared.

1984 – Michael Jordan signed with the Chicago Bulls.

1987 – The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring any public school teaching the theory of evolution to teach creationism science as well.

1996 – A vast freshwater lake 2.5 mi under the ice of Antarctica was discovered. The lake covers 5,000 sq mi and is kept from freezing by the friction of the ice and by heat radiating from the earth’s core.

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