Whitewater’s week ends with sunny skies and a high temperature of fifty-six.
On this day in 1909, explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole. The claim was later confirmed by the Navigation Foundation in 1989.
The Wisconsin Historical Society records today as a day in 1831 when Wisconsin lost some of her original residents:
1831 – Sauk Indians Leave Illinois & Wisconsin
On this date, in the spring of 1831, the Sauk Indians led by Chief Keokuk left their ancestral home near the mouth of the Rock River and moved across the Mississippi River to Iowa to fulfill the terms of a treaty signed in 1804. Many of the tribe, however, believed the treaty to be invalid and the following spring, when the U.S. government failed to provide them with promised supplies, this dissatisfied faction led by Black Hawk returned to their homeland on the Rock River, precipitating the Black Hawk War. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin’s Historical Markers, edited by Sarah Davis McBride]
Google’s daily puzzle asks about an animal, its senses, and the Eiffel tower during wartime: “A particular type of animal served as a lookout atop the Eiffel Tower during World War I. Which of the animal’s five senses made it the logical choice for the duty?”