Good morning, Whitewater.
Sunday will be cold, but with increasing sunshine on a day with a high of nine degrees. Sunrise is 7:24 and sunset 4:40, for 9h 16m 24s of daytime. It’s a new moon, with just .4% of that natural satellite’s visible disk illuminated.
Clemson or Alabama tomorrow? That was the FW poll question for Friday, and most respondents (68.18%) picked Alabama to win.
Here’s schedule of posts for the week ahead (if there are changes I’ll explain why):
- Today: DB, weekly Animation
- Monday: DB, weekly Music post, WHEN GREEN TURNS BROWN post, evening post
- Tuesday: DB, new weekly feature launched, evening post
- Wednesday: DB, weekly Film post moves to Wednesday, what accreditation means for UW-Whitewater, evening post
- Thursday: DB, weekly Food or Restaurant post, brief remarks on Downtown Whitewater, Inc., evening post
- Friday: DB, weekly Poll, weekly Catblogging, remarks on a sports financial-impact study
- Saturday: DB, evening post
On this day in 1941, Pres. Roosevelt submits Lend-Lease:
On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease program is brought before the U.S. Congress for consideration.
Roosevelt devised the Lend-Lease program as a means of aiding Great Britain in its war effort against the Germans. The program gave the chief executive the power to “sell, transfer title to, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of” any military resources he deemed in the ultimate interest of the defense of the United States. The idea was that if Britain were better able to defend itself, the security of the U.S. would be enhanced. The program also served to bolster British morale, as they would no longer feel alone in their struggle against Hitler.
Congress authorized the program on March 11. By November, after much heated debate, Congress extended the terms of Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union, even though Stalin’s USSR had already been the recipient of American military weapons and had been promised $1 billion in financial aid.
By the end of the war, more than $50 billion in funds, weapons, aircraft, and ships were distributed to 44 countries through the program. After the war, the Lend-Lease program morphed into the Marshall Plan…
On this day in 1883, a fire kills scores in Milwaukee:
1883 – Newhall House Fire
On this date in 1883, one of America’s worst hotel fires claimed more than seventy lives when the Newhall House burned at the northwest corner of Broadway and Michigan Streets in Milwaukee. Rescued from the fire were The P.T. Barnum Lilliputian Show performers Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt. The fire, shown here, was discovered at 4:00 a.m. on the 10th, but sources give the date variously as 1/9/1883 or 1/10/1883. [Sources: The History of Wisconsin, Vol. 3, p.452; WLHBA]