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Daily Bread for 5.27.24: Memorial Day

Good morning.

Memorial Day in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 70. Sunrise is 5:20 and sunset 8:23 for 15h 02m 35s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 83 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Memorial Day Parade, weather permitting, will take place at 10:30 AM, beginning at the Hearthstone Parking Lot and proceeding along North Street to the Old Armory. Regardless of the weather, a ceremony will take place inside the Armory at 11 AM.

Toward the end of May 1673, the Marquette & Joliet reach the site of modern Green Bay.

On this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.


This Memorial Day, the National Guard Bureau honors and remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation:

Thousands of families are visiting Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, for the parade, history lessons, and tributes in the town known as the birthplace of Memorial Day:


Daily Bread for 3.17.24: St. Patrick’s Day 2024 Timelapse of Chicago River Being Dyed Green

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St. Patrick’s Day in Whitewater will be windy with a high of 38. Sunrise is 7:00 and sunset 7:04 for 12h 04m 24s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 53.7 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1958, the United States launches Vanguard 1, the first solar-powered satellite, which is also the first satellite to achieve a long-term orbit.


St. Patrick’s Day 2024: Timelapse of Chicago River being dyed green:


Iceland volcano erupts for fourth time in three months:

Daily Bread for 1.1.24: Happy New Year

 Good morning.

A new year begins in Whitewater with partly sunny skies and a high of 33. Sunrise is 7:25 and sunset 4:31 for 9h 06m 23s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 73.8% of its visible disk illuminated. 

On this day in 1983, the ARPANET officially changes to using TCP/IP, the Internet Protocol, effectively creating the Internet.


 


2024 Unmissable Night Sky Events:

Daily Bread for 12.25.23: Merry Christmas

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Christmas in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 54. Sunrise is 7:24 and sunset 4:26 for 9h 02m 22s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 97.2% of its visible disk illuminated. 

On this day in 1776, George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River at night to attack Hessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, New Jersey, the next day.


  Wisconsin circa 1935: 

 
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A hand-colored portrait of the Trimpey family cat, Mary, posed by a small Christmas tree. The tree is decorated with ribbon garland and there is a toy mouse and ornament at the base of the tree.

See Portrait of a Cat, Wisconsin Historical Society


Ukraine 2023:

Daily Bread for 12.24.23: Young People’s Chorus of NYC Performs The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Christmas Eve in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 54. Sunrise is 7:23 and sunset 4:25 for 9h 02m 05s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 93.8% of its visible disk illuminated. 

On this day in 1943, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander for Operation Overlord.


Young People’s Chorus of NYC Performs The Twelve Days of Christmas:


Cities around the world light up for Christmas:

Daily Bread for 12.1.23: The Parade

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Friday in Whitewater will be rainy earlier in the day with a high of 37. Sunrise is 7:06 and sunset 4:21 for 9h 15m 25s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 82.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

  On this day in 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to that city’s bus boycott


Whitewater’s annual Christmas parade takes place tonight. The parade begins at 6 PM, with events before and after. (See the link to the Downtown Whitewater Facebook page with details on those accompanying events.)

(The parade route — principally along Main Street — is in green, the staging area in red, and the detour route in black.)

The Parade of Lights, like the July 4th parade held nearly half a year earlier, brings together people from across the city without charge, and without expectation other than a common, joyous celebration.

Preserving these parades, and building from them, is part of the work of re-knitting the city. 


What’s in the Night Sky December 2023:  Geminid Meteor Shower | Astronaut’s Tool Bag:

Daily Bread for 11.23.23: Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 41. Sunrise is 6:57 and sunset 4:25 for 9h 28m 03s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 82.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

  On this day in 1876, corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.


 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Are Inflated:


How to Carve a Turkey | The New York Times:

Daily Bread for 11.11.23: Veterans Day 2023

 Good morning.

Veterans Day in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 47. Sunrise is 6:42 and sunset 4:35 for 9h 52m 41s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 3.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

  On this day in 1918, Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne:


2023 Veterans Day Parade in NYC:

In places small and big, America honors her many veterans:


Somber bugles and bells mark Armistice Day around the globe:

Boo! Scariest Things in Whitewater, 2023

Here’s the seventeenth annual FREE WHITEWATER list of the scariest things in Whitewater.  (The 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions are available for comparison.) The list runs in reverse order, from mildly scary to truly frightening. 10. Bears. Look, I’ve warned the city — out of…

Daily Bread for 7.4.23: Happy Independence Day

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny, with scattered showers, and a high of 90. Sunrise is 5:22 AM and sunset 8:36 PM for 15h 14m 02s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 98.4% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Independence Holiday events continue today at the Cravath Lakefront with…