GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, July 7, the 188th day of 2015 with 177 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 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: 1802 – The first comic book was published, in New York “The Wasp” created by Robert Rusticoat.

1846 – The U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.

1865 – Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

1898 – The United States annexed Hawaii.

1930 – Construction began on Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam).

1941 – The neutral United States moved closer to war with Germany when U.S. forces landed on Iceland to protect sea routes from German submarine attack.

1949 – The police drama “Dragnet” premiered on the radio.

1969 – Canada’s House of Commons approved making the French language equal to English throughout the national government.

1978 – Solomon Islands became an independent nation, ending 80 years of British rule.

1981 – President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman Supreme Court justice in U.S.

2003 – The United Communist Party of Armenia was formed.

2005 – Terrorist bombings in three Underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims in the worst attack on London since World War II.

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