GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, July 14, the 195th day of 2015 with 170 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:19 and sunset is @ 8:21. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: . 1430 – Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
1456 – Hungarians defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade.
1536 – France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain.
1789 – French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.
1798 – The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.
1868 – Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.
1891 – The primacy of Thomas Edison’s lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.
1900 – European Allies retook Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.
1908 – “The Adventures of Dolly” opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.
1911 – Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.
1914 – Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.
1933 – All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
1940 – A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.
1941 – Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.
1945 – American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.
1946 – Dr. Benjamin Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” was first published.
1951 – The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.
1951 – The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.
1958 – The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.
1965 – The American space probe