GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, June 23, the 174th day of 2015 with 191 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:07 and sunset is @ 8:25. 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: 1845 – A special session of the legislature of Texas voted in favor of annexation by the United States.
1860 – The U.S. Secret Service was created to arrest counterfeiters and protect the president.
1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a “Type-Writer.” It typed capital letters.
1931 – Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane1933 – “The Breakfast Club” premiered on radio.
1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
1947 – The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1952 – The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
1961 – The International Treaty of Scientific Cooperation and Peaceful Use of Antarctica was signed.
1992 – Mafia boss John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty on 14 accounts of conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering.
2005 – Edgar Ray Killen, American former Ku Klux Klan organizer, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the
1964 Mississippi slayings of three civil rights workers.