Daily Bread for 7.4.24: Happy Independence Day

Good morning.

Independence Day in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 84. Sunrise is 5:22 and sunset 8:36 for 15h 13m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 2.3 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.

This day in 1836, the Wisconsin Territory is formed: In Mineral Point, Col. Henry Dodge took the oath of office to become the first Governor of the newly created Territory of Wisconsin. The Territory, previously attached to Michigan, encompassed what is now the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and portions of North and South Dakota.

Whitewater’s Independence Holiday celebration continues today at the Cravath Lakefront:

Christman Family Amusements: No wristband sessions on 4th of July
Whippet City Mile: 9:45 AM along parade route
4th of July Parade: 10 AM
Civic Organization Food Vendors: 10 AM to 11 PM
Live Music at Frawley Amphitheater:
Polka 2 PM
Sam Rodewald 5 PM to 7 PM
U2 Hype 8 PM to post fireworks
Fireworks: 10 PM

National Archives, July 4th 2024 Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony:

July 2024 Skywatching Guide:

See also What’s in the Night Sky: July 2024.

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