GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 22, the 265th day of 2017 with 100 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 6:42. 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: 1789 – The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General. 

1792 – The French Republic was proclaimed. 

1862 – U.S. President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863. 

1903 – Italo Marchiony was granted a patent for the ice cream cone. 

1914 – Three British cruisers were sunk by one German submarine in the North Sea. 1,400 British sailors were killed. This event alerted the British to the effectiveness of the submarine. 

1927 – In Chicago, IL, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight. 

1949 – The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully. 

1955 – Commercial television began in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted. 

1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps. 

1964 – “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC-TV. 

1966 – The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon. 

1969 – Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run. 

1980 – A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war. 

1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff. 

1988 – Canada’s government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadian’s during World War II. They also promised compensation. 

1990 – Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yememin and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh. The Saudi accusations were unspecific. 

1991 – An article in the London newspaper “The Mail” revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the “fifth man” in the Soviet Union’s British spy ring. 

1992 – The U.N. General Assembly expelled Yugoslavia for its role in the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1994 – The U.S. upgraded its military control in Haiti. 

1998 – The U.S. and Russia signed two agreements. One was to privatize Russia’s nuclear program and the other was to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country. 

1998 – U.S. President Clinton addressed the United Nations and told world leaders to “end all nuclear tests for all time”. He then sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the U.S. Senate. 

1998 – Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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