Daily Bread for 1.8.16 – 2017


Good morning, Whitewater.

Our first work week of the years ends with rain (not snow!), and a high of thirty-nine. Sunrise is 7:24 and sunset 4:38, for 9h 13m 43s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 2.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse fights his last battle:

On January 8, 1877, General Miles found Crazy Horse’s camp along Montana’s Tongue River. U.S. soldiers opened fire with their big wagon-mounted guns, driving the Indians from their warm tents out into a raging blizzard. Crazy Horse and his warriors managed to regroup on a ridge and return fire, but most of their ammunition was gone, and they were reduced to fighting with bows and arrows. They managed to hold off the soldiers long enough for the women and children to escape under cover of the blinding blizzard before they turned to follow them.

Though he had escaped decisive defeat, Crazy Horse realized that Miles and his well-equipped cavalry troops would eventually hunt down and destroy his cold, hungry followers. On May 6, 1877, Crazy Horse led approximately 1,100 Indians to the Red Cloud reservation near Nebraska’s Fort Robinson and surrendered. Five months later, a guard fatally stabbed him after he allegedly resisted imprisonment by Indian policemen.

Here’s the Friday game in Puzzability‘s Sweet Sixteen series:

This Week’s Game — January 4-8
Sweet Sixteen
Happy 2016! For each day this week, we’ll give an eight-letter word or phrase and a trivia question. The 16-letter answer to that question (a title, name, or place) uses only the eight letters given.
HISTOGEN: What Rod Stewart song was his first U.S. #1 after “Maggie May,” five years later?
“Tonight’s the Night”
What to Submit:
Submit the 16-letter title, name, or place (as “Tonight’s the Night” in the example) for your answer.
Friday, January 8
ORGANIST: What song about the weather from The Fantasticks was recorded by Barbra Streisand for her debut album?


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