Daily Bread for 12.17.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday will be cloudy in the morning, sunny in the afternoon, and will bring a high temperature of thirty-four to Whitewater.  Sunrise is 7:20 and sunset 4:22 for 9h 02m 09s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 37.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 245th year (he was baptized on this day in 1770), and Google has a doodle in commemoration:

 

On this day in 1864, a Wisconsinite leads the Union to victory in Texas:

1864 – (Civil War) General C.C. Washburn Takes Texas Port
The Wisconsin State Journal reported on December 17, 1863, that General C.C. Washburn of Wisconsin had led a successful attack on Port Cavalla, Texas, giving Union forces control of Matagorda Bay.

Here’s the Thursday game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — December 14-18
Trimming the Tree
We’re adding the decorations to our Christmas tree this week. Each day, we started with a word or phrase, added the eight letters in ORNAMENT, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the shorter one first.
Example:
Feral; aged personification of the coldest season
Answer:
Wild; Old Man Winter
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the shorter one first (as “Wild; Old Man Winter” in the example), for your answer.
Thursday, December 17
Charles Bronson vigilante film; variety program with the theme song “Everybody Loves Somebody”

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