Good morning, Whitewater.
Tuesday in town will be sunny, with a high of seventy-four. Sunrise is 7:14 and sunset is 6:04, for 10h 49m 13s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 46.1% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1944, MacArthur returns to the Philippines:
On 20 October 1944, troops of Krueger’s Sixth Army landed on Leyte, while MacArthur watched from the light cruiser USS Nashville. That afternoon he arrived off the beach. The advance had not progressed far; snipers were still active and the area was under sporadic mortar fire. When his whaleboat grounded in knee-deep water, MacArthur requested a landing craft, but the beachmaster was too busy to grant his request. MacArthur was compelled to wade ashore. In his prepared speech, he said:
People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil—soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples. We have come dedicated and committed to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy control over your daily lives, and of restoring upon a foundation of indestructible strength, the liberties of your people.
A Google a Day asks a history question:
Whose disciples founded Yellow Hats?