Daily Bread for 10.19.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Our work week begins with milder temperatures: Monday will be partly cloudy with a high of seventy-one. Sunrise is 7:13 and sunset 6:05, for 10h 51m 59s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 35.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Parks and Recreation Board meets today at 5:30 PM.

Storming of Redoubt #10. Via Wikipedia.
Storming of Redoubt #10. Via Wikipedia.

On this day in 1781, America and France defeat Cornwallis at Yorktown:

The Siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the Surrender at Yorktown or the German Battle, ending on October 19, 1781 atYorktown, Virginia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by British lord and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, the siege proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in the North American theater, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict. The battle boosted faltering American morale and revived French enthusiasm for the war, as well as undermining popular support for the conflict in Great Britain.[5]

….After the British surrender, Washington sent Tench Tilghman to report the victory to Congress.[79] After a difficult journey, he arrived in Philadelphia, which celebrated for several days. The British Prime Minister, Lord North, is reported to have exclaimed “Oh God, it’s all over” when told of the defeat.[80] Washington moved his army to New Windsor, New York[81] where they remained stationed until the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783, formally ending the war.[82]

A Google a Day asks a science question:

What is the name of the anatomy text written by a physician from Bologna who is credited as “the restorer of anatomy?”

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