GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, January 25, the 25th day of 2017 with 340 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:48. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1504 – The English Parliament passed statutes against retainers and liveries to curb private warfare. 

1533 – England’s King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife Anne Boleyn. Boleyn later gave birth to Elizabeth I. 

1579 – The Treaty of Utrecht was signed marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic. 

1799 – Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine. 

1858 – Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” was presented for the first time at the wedding of the daughter of Queen Victoria and the Crown Prince of Prussia. 

1870 – G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain. 

1881 – Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an agreement to organize the Oriental Telephone Company. 

1890 – The United Mine Workers of America was founded. 

1915 – In New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service. 

1924 – The 1st Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated in Chamonix in the French Alps. 

1937 – NBC radio presented the first broadcast of “The Guiding Light.” The show remained on radio until 1956 and began on CBS-TV in 1952. 

1945 – Richard Tucker debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in the production of “La Gioconda”. 

1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoined the American Federation of Labor. 

1949 – The first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. 

1950 – A federal jury in New York City found former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury. 

1959 – In the U.S., American Airlines had the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707. 

1961 – John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television. 

1971 – Maj. Gen. Idi Amin led a coup that deposed Milton Obote and became president of Uganda. 

1981 – The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States and were reunited with their families. 

1987 – The New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI on NBC. The game featured TV commercials cost $550,000 for 30 seconds. 

1998 – The Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII. The Broncos had lost 3 previous Super Bowl appearances with quarterback John Elway. 

1999 – In Louisville, KY, man received the first hand transplant in the United States. 

2010 – In Arlington, TX, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame had its grand opening. 

2011 – A revolution began in Egypt with the demonstrations that demanded the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s rule. 

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