GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 28, the 179th day of 2015 with 186 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:09 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: 1519 – Charles I of Spain was elected Holy Roman Emperor. He was crowned as Emperor Charles V.
1635 – The French colony of Guadeloupe was established in the Caribbean.
1778 – Molly Pitcher (Mary Hays), wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth.
1894 – Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal employees on the first Monday of September.
1905 – Sailors on the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied as unrest spread through the Russian navy.
1914 – Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevoby a Serb nationalist; it was the event which triggered World War I.
1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
1939 – Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service.
1950 – North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1951 – “Amos ‘N’ Andy” premiered on TV, the first series to have an all-black cast.
1969 – A police raid of the Stonewall Inn–a gay club located on New York City’s Christopher Street–turned violent. This incident is regarded as the spark for the gay liberation movement.
1976 – Women entered the Air Force Academy for the first time.
2000 – The Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts can bar homosexuals from serving as troop leaders.
2004 – The United States resumed diplomatic relations with Libya after 24 years.