GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, June 25, the 176th day of 2015 with 189 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 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: 1868 – Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.

1868 – The U.S. Congress enacted legislation setting an eight-hour day for federal government employees.

1876 – Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and his Seventh Cavalry were killed by Sioux Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.

1906 – A love triangle came to a violent end on top of New York’s Madison Square Garden as architect Stanford White, the building’s designer, was shot to death by Harry Thaw, the jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit.

1942 – Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of U.S. forces in Europe in World War II.

1950 – North Korea invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.

1951 – The first color commercial television broadcast took place, on CBS from New York.

1962 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the 1st Amendment’s separation of church and state.

1966 – “Dark Shadows” began its popular run as a daily serial on ABC television.

1973 – White House Counsel John Dean admitted President Richard Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

1975 – Mozambique achieved independence from Portugal.

1990 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an individual, whose wishes are clearly made, to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.

1991 – The republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.

1993 – Kim Campbell was sworn in as Canada’s 19th prime minister, becoming the first woman to hold that office.

1997 – After lying dormant for 400 years, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupted on Montserrat.

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