Daily Bread for 10.15.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday in town will be mostly sunny with a high of sixty-seven.  Sunrise is 7:08 and sunset 6:12, for 11h 03m 07s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 5.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

One might think of Syria as a civil war, and now a proxy war, but who’s fighting whom?  It’s hard to sort it all out, but Vox makes the attempt:


On this day in 1964, the Soviet Union replaces one dictator with another.  The New York Times reported the news the next day:

Moscow, Friday, Oct. 16–Premier Khrushchev has been deprived of political power in the Soviet Union.

He was replaced by Leonid I. Brezhnev, 57 years old, as First Secretary of the Communist party and by Aleksei N. Kosygin, 60, as Premier.

Mr. Khrushchev, who is 70, even lost his seat in the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party, the third most important position he held in the leadership.

This indicated that he had fallen into disgrace.

[Dispatches did not mention if Mr. Khrushchev had been removed from the Central Committee itself. Under normal procedure such action would come at a meeting of the Soviet Communist party Congress.]

On this day in 1885, Wisconsin lumbermen say they’ve had enough:

On this date 2,500 Marinette-Menominee lumbermen walked off the job to support a reduction in workday hours. Mill owners locked out the workers in an attempt to force acceptance of an eleven-hour workday. The lockout failed as many lumbermen simply moved away from the area rather than agree to work eleven hour days. The employers were forced to negotiate with unions and conceded to a ten-hour work day and cash payment for wages. To learn more about lumber and Wisconsin History, visit Turning Points. [Source: A Labor History Anthology, p.24]

Here’s the Thursday game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — October 12-16
Series Cancellations
Let’s see what you can put together for this week’s TV viewing. For each day, we’ll give you a series of clues, each of which leads to a word. You must drop one letter out of each of these answer words and put them together (in order), adding spaces as needed, to get the full name of a current TV drama.
Macabre illustrator Edward / elf’s boss / rock opera by The Who
Grey’s Anatomy (Gorey / Santa / Tommy)
What to Submit:
Submit the TV show’s name and the smaller words (as “Grey’s Anatomy (Gorey / Santa / Tommy)” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, October 15
Hotel cleaner / get a smile out of / proofreader’s insertion mark / military force


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