GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 5, the 186th day of 2015 with 179 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:12 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: 1791 – George Hammond was appointed the first British ambassador to the United States.

1811 – Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence fromSpain.

1865 – William Booth founded the Salvation Army, in London.

1892 – Andrew Beard was was issued a patent for the rotary engine.

1935 – The National Labor Relations Act was passed in the U.S.

1943 – The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, began.

1946 – The bikini, designed by Louis Reard, made its debut during an outdoor fashion show inParis.

1951 – Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor.

1975 – Cape Verde Islands officially became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.

1975 – Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a major men’s singles championship.

1989 – The sitcom Seinfeld aired its first episode.

2004 – The first presidential elections were held in Indonesia.

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