GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 23, the 172nd day of 2017 with 193 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:07 and sunset is @ 8:25. The New Moon is exact @ 10:32 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. 

1700 – Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the Ottoman Empire. 

1758 – British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French at Krefeld in Germany. 

1760 – The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany. 

1757 – Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control of Bengal. 

1836 – The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states. 

1848 – A bloody insurrection of workers in Paris erupted. 

1865 – Confederate General Stand Watie, who was also a Cherokee chief, surrendered the last sizable Confederate army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory. 

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a “Type-Writer.” 

1884 – A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina. 

1902 – Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple Alliance for a 12 year duration. 

1904 – The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York. 

1926 – The first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA. 

1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane. 

1934 – Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating the country. 

1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established. 

1938 – Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida. 

1947 – The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act. 

1951 – Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire discussions in the Korean War. 

1952 – The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea. 

1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. 

1964 – Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and was succeeded by Maxwell Taylor. 

1966 – Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear gas. 

1972 – U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. 

2003 – Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer. 

2004 – The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits. 

2005 – Roger Ebert received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

2013 – In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge. 

2015 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around Mars. The spacecraft entered orbit on October 23, 2001. 

2015 – Verizon announced it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL, Inc.

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