GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, February 09, the 40th day of 2017 with 325 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:4 and sunset is @ 5:0. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN:1825 – The U.S. House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president. No candidate had received a majority of electoral votes. 

1861 – The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis as its president. 

1870 – The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS). 

1884 – Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny executed a patent application for a chemical recording stock quotation telegraph (U.S. Pat. 314,115). 

1885 – The first Japanese arrived in Hawaii. 

1895 – Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan. 

1895 – The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3. 

1900 – Dwight F. Davis put up a new tennis trophy to go to the winner in matches against England. The trophy was a silver cup that weighed 36 pounds. 

1909 – The first forestry school was incorporated in Kent, Ohio. 

1932 – America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY. 

1942 – The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II. 

1942 – Daylight-saving “War Time” went into effect in the U.S. 

1943 – During World War II, the battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory over Japanese forces. 

1950 – U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of “McCarthyism.” 

1958 – CBS radio debuted “Frontier Gentleman.” 

1960 – A verbal agreement was reached between representatives of the American and National Football Leagues. Both agreed not to tamper with player contracts. 

1960 – The first star was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was for Joanne Woodward. 

1969 – The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight. 

1971 – The San Fernando Valley experienced the Sylmar earthquake that registered 6.4 on the Richter Scale. 

1971 – The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after mankind’s third landing on the moon. 

1975 – The Russian Soyuz 17 returned to Earth. 

1984 – NBC Entertainment president, Brandon Tartikoff, gave an interviewer the “10 Commandments for TV Programmers.” 

1989 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. completed the $25 billion purchase of RJR Nabisco, Inc. 

1997 – “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series. “The Flintstones” held the record previously. 

2001 – “Hannibal,” the sequel to “Silence of the Lambs,” opened in theaters

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