Daily Bread for 2.17.15

Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of thirteen degrees. Sunrise is 6:47 and sunset 5:29, for 10h 41m 38s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 3.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Common Council meets tonight at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1972, Nixon leaves for China:

President Leaves on Trip to China; Stops in Hawaii

Throng at White House Sees Him and First Lady Off on Historic Journey
Tells Crowd Way is Sought to Have Differences With Peking Without War
By Tad Szulc

Special to The New York Times

Washington, Feb. 17 — President Nixon left for China today.

He is to reach Peking on Monday morning, China time (Sunday night, New York time), for a week’s stay on the mainland that is to include two conferences, with Chairman Mao Tse-tung and meetings with Premier Chou En-lai.

Addressing ‘Vice’ President Agnew, the leaders of Congress, members of his Cabinet and a large crowd assembled on the White House lawn this morning to bid him farewell, the President said in a brief statement that the United States and China must “find a way to see that we can have differences without being enemies in war.”

If We Can Make Progress

“If we can make progress toward that goal on this trip,” he declared, “the world will be a much safer world and the chance particularly for all of those young children over there to grow up in a world of peace will be infinitely greater.”

Puzzability‘s Tuesday game is about the Oscars:

This Week’s Game — February 16-20
Oscar Losers
Sometimes when you lose, you lose big. For each day this week, we started with a nominee for the Best Actor Oscar who didn’t win it in at least one year (though he may have won it in another year). We then removed all instances of the letters in OSCAR, though not all five of the letters necessarily appear in the name.
Harrison Ford
What to Submit:
Submit the actor’s name (as “Harrison Ford” in the example) for your answer.
Tuesday, February 17
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