Daily Bread for 11.9.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Monday in town will be sunny with a high of fifty-six. Sunrise is 6:39 and sunset 6:37, for 9h 57m 27s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 4.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Planning Commission meets this evening at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1938, coordinated attacks target Jews in Nazi Germany:

Kristallnacht (German pronunciation:English: “Crystal Night) or Reichskristallnacht…, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, Reichspogromnacht… or simply Pogromnacht and Novemberpogromewas a pogrom (a series of coordinated deadly attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.[1][2] The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.[3]

On this day in 1863, conscription resumes in Wisconsin:

1863 – (Civil War) Conscription reinstated

Another draft was instituted in the State of Wisconsin. Unlike the 1862 conscription, it did not have a set quota. 14,933 men received draft notices, but the vast majority were exempted on medical or other grounds, paid a legal fee to be exempted, or simply failed to show up. Another 262 paid someone else to go in their place. Just 628 who were drafted actually served. [Schoonover, Lynn. History of the Civil War Draft in Wisconsin, page 56].

On 11.9.1968, an earthquake shakes the Badger State:

1968 – Earthquake Shakes Wisconsin

On this date one of the strongest earthquakes in the central United States occurred in south-central Illinois. Measured at a magnitude of 5.3, press reports from LaCrosse, Milwaukee, Port Washington, Portage, Prairie Du Chien, and Sheboygan indicated that the shock was felt in these cities. [Source:United States Geological Survey]

Puzzability begins a new weekly series entitled Chinese Takeout, with Monday’s game:

This Week’s Game — November 9-13
Chinese Takeout
May we take your reorder? For each day this week, we started with a phrase, removed the seven letters in CHINESE, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new word or phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the longer one first.
Google or Bing, for example; wrath
Search engine; anger
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the longer one first (as “Search engine; anger” in the example), for your answer.
Monday, November 9
Animated movie about a superhero family; comic strip office drone

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