Daily Bread for 11.23.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Monday will be warmer than yesterday, with a high of thirty-eight under partly cloudy skies. Sunrise is 6:57 and sunset 4:25, for 9h 28m 09s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 91.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1943, America emerges victorious at the Battle of Tarawa (the first American offensive in that part of the Pacific). The New York Times reported on action of the battle:

With the Seventh Army Air Force in the Central Pacific, Nov. 22 (Delayed)–United States Marine assault battalions today conquered the west end of Betio Island, on Tarawa atoll, driving the defenders into the sea and others onto the eastern open flat sections where they became excellent targets for dive-bombing and strafing attacks.

The vicious air attacks were made by Navy planes operating from carriers in this area. The air assault was timed with our artillery fire, which pounded the fleeing Japanese almost at will once they had abandoned their prepared defense positions. Only a few isolated strong Japanese points remain intact.

On the east side of the island some of the enemy attempted to escape by boat, but our patrol aircraft spotted them, sinking some and damaging others.

On this day in 1889, a first:

1889 – First University of Wisconsin Football Game Held

On this date the first University of Wisconsin football game was held in Madison. The UW team suffered a humiliating defeat (27-0) at the hands of the Calument Club of Milwaukee. [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel, 11/24/1889 and Wisconsin History Day by Day]

Puzzability has a new weekly series with Thanksgiving meals in mind:

This Week’s Game — November 23-27
Eat! Eat!
We’re serving up some trivia for this week’s feast. The answer to each day’s quiz question is a title or phrase that contains the sequence EAT in two places. Some instances of EAT may have a space between letters.
Example:
What 2013 hit by the indie rock band The Neighbourhood evokes autumn’s climate?
Answer:
“Sweater Weather”
What to Submit:
Submit the title or phrase (as “Sweater Weather” in the example) for your answer.
Monday, November 23
What book by veterinarian James Herriot was adapted as a popular long-running BBC series?

 

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