Daily Bread for 11.18.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Wednesday in town will be windy and rainy with a high of sixty.  Sunrise is 6:51 and sunset is 4:28, for 9h 37m 42s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 41.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Community Development Authority meets today at 5 PM.

On 11.18.1863,  Pres. Lincoln travels to Gettysburg:

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver a short speech at the dedication of a cemetery of soldiers killed during the battle there on July 1 to July 3, 1863. The address Lincoln gave in Gettysburg became one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Lincoln had given much thought to what he wanted to say at Gettysburg, but nearly missed his chance to say it. Shortly before the trip, Lincoln’s son, Tad, became ill with a fever. The president and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln were no strangers to juvenile illness: They had already lost two sons to disease. Prone to fits of hysteria, Mary Lincoln panicked when her husband prepared to leave. However, Lincoln felt the opportunity to speak at Gettysburg and present his defense of the war was too important to miss, so he boarded a train and headed to Pennsylvania.

Despite his son’s illness, Lincoln was in good spirits during the journey. He was accompanied by an entourage that included Secretary of State William Seward, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, Interior Secretary John Usher, Lincoln’s personal secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay, several members of the diplomat corps, some foreign visitors, a Marine band, and a military escort.

When Lincoln arrived in Gettysburg, he was handed a telegram that lifted his spirits: Tad was feeling much better. Lincoln enjoyed an evening dinner and a serenade by the Fifth New York Artillery Band before he retired to finalize his famous Gettysburg Address.

On this day in 1930, Prohibition takes its toll in Beloit:

1930 – Beloit Area Home Raided

On this date federal agents and county deputies raided Otto Matschke’s home, north of Beloit, and seized an illegal still and 300 gallons of contraband moonshine. [Source: Janesville Gazette November 19, 1930, p.1]

Here’s the midweek game from Puzzability, the third in the Partners in Rhyme series:

This Week’s Game — November 16-20
Partners in Rhyme
Here’s our business plan. For each day, we started with the name of a company or brand, past or present, of the form ___ & ___. The day’s clues lead to two answer words (around the ampersand) that rhyme with the company or brand.
Example:
Beach collectible & A, E, I, O, U, or sometimes Y
Answer:
Bell & Howell (shell & vowel)
What to Submit:
Submit the company or brand and the rhyming words (as “Bell & Howell (shell & vowel)” in the example) for your answer.
Wednesday, November 18
Tooth gunk & playing piece that can get kinged

 

 

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