Daily Bread for 1.18.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Our work week begins with clear and cold skies, with a high of five degrees. Sunrise is 7:20 and sunset 4:50, for 9h 29m 26s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 67.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Police and Fire Commission meets today at 1 PM.

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America. Dr. King was born on 1.15.1929, and King Day became a federal holiday in 1986, three years after being signed into law.

On this day in 1776, James Wright finds himself a wanted man:

On the evening of January 18, 1776, the Council of Safety in Savannah, Georgia, issues an arrest warrant for the colony’s royal governor, James Wright. Patriots led by Major Joseph Habersham of the Provincial Congress then took Wright into custody and placed him under house arrest.

Wright remained under guard in the governor’s mansion in Savannah until February 11, 1776, when he escaped to the British man-of-war, HMS Scarborough. After failing to negotiate a settlement with the revolutionary congress, he sailed for London.

On December 29, 1778, Wright returned with troops and was able to retake Savannah. Although Georgia was never fully under his control, Wright again served as royal governor until July 11, 1782, when the British voluntarily abandoned Savannah before Continental General Mad Anthony Wayne could take the city by force. Wayne had already defeated British, Loyalist and allied Indian forces who, combined, outnumbered Patriots by at least 2 to 1, as he progressed through Georgia following the Battle of Yorktown. Facing likely defeat at Wayne’s hands, Wright retired to London, where he died on November 20, 1785….

Puzzability begins a new series entitled, Asia Fantasia. Here’s Monday’s game:

This Week’s Game — January 18-22
Asia Fantasia
We’re working on eastern time this week. For each day, we’ll give a three-by-three letter grid in which we’ve hidden the name of a major city in Asia, followed by its country, with a total of 11 or more letters. To find it, start at any letter and move from letter to letter by traveling to any adjacent letter—across, up and down, or diagonally. You may come back to a letter you’ve used previously, but may not stay in the same spot twice in a row. You will not always need all nine letters in the grid.
Baghdad, Iraq
What to Submit:
Submit the city and country (as “Baghdad, Iraq” in the example) for your answer.
Monday, January 18

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