Good morning, Whitewater.
We’ll have a sunny Sunday with a high of sixty. Sunrise is 7:21 and sunset 5:56, for 10h 35m 36s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 94.1% of its visible disk illuminated.
Friday’s FW poll asked whether readers thought, regardless of their own politics, that the Benghazi hearings on Thursday with former Sec. Clinton were useful or wasteful. A clear majority (79.31% of respondents said that they were wasteful.)
Over on the righthand sidebar, there’s a new widget entitled, Key Topics (Alphabetically Listed). There are many important topics facing the city, but in this box I’ll keep an alphabetized list of those issues I’m watching & thinking about for the city. An orderly, plainly-stated focus is important. I’ve been reviewing the list once each season; many of these topics are likely to remain far beyond one season, as they’re still pressing, unresolved matters before our city.
On this day six-hundred years ago, in 1415, Britain defeats France at Agincourt:
On this day in 1836, a territorial first takes place:
1836 – Belmont-Wisconsin Territory 1836 Established
On this date the first legislative session of the Wisconsin territory convened in Belmont, Wisconsin. During this first session, forty-two laws were put in the statute books. At this time, the Territory of Wisconsin included all of present-day Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and part of the two Dakotas.