Daily Bread for 1.16.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Saturday will bring increasing sunshine and a high of twenty-two to town. Sunrise is 7:21 and sunset 4:47, for 9h 25m 52s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 45.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

What are the secrets of World Championship Whistling? Four-time national and international whistling champion Christopher Ullman offers some techniques for success:

On this day in 1786, the Virginia General Assembly enacts the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom into state law:

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (however it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779)[1] byThomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. On January 16, 1786, the Assembly enacted the statute into the state’s law. The statute disestablished the Church of England in Virginia and guaranteed freedom of religion to people of all religious faiths, including Catholics and Jews as well as members of allProtestant denominations.[2] The statute was a notable precursor of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Statute for Religious Freedom is one of only three accomplishments Jefferson instructed be put in his epitaph.[3]

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