Daily Bread for 12.3.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday’s morning clouds will give way to sunshine and a high of thirty-nine. Sunrise is 7:08 and sunset is 4:21, for 9h 12m 53s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 47.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1776, Washington arrives at the Delaware:

In a letter dated December 3, 1776, General George Washington writes to Congress from his headquarters in Trenton, New Jersey, to report that he had transported much of the Continental Army’s stores and baggage across the Delaware River to Pennsylvania.

In his letter Washington wrote, “Immediately on my arrival here, I ordered the removal of all the military and other stores and baggage over the Delaware, a great quantity are already got over, and as soon as the boats come up from Philadelphia, we shall load them, by which means I hope to have every thing secured this night and tomorrow if we are not disturbed.”

Washington then made the critical strategic move of confiscating and burning all the boats along the Delaware to prevent British troops from pursuing his beleaguered forces across the river. The British strategy of chasing Washington across New Jersey, rather than capturing his entire army in Manhattan, seemed to be a stroke of genius. As New Jersey was devastated at the hands of British forces and Washington’s men cowered in Pennsylvania, even staunch Patriots, including Thomas Jefferson, considered surrender to the crown….

On this day in 1947, Wisconsin gets a station, of a new type:

1947 – First TV Station in Wisconsin Established

On this date the first TV station in Wisconsin, WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, was established. The seventeenth television station in the country, WTMJ-TV was the first in the Midwest. [Source: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Libraries]

Here’s the 121.3.15 game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — November 30-December 4
The Possessive Filmfest
This week features some very personal movies. For each day, we’ll give you a series of clues, each of which leads to a word. You must drop one letter out of each of these answer words and put them together (in order), adding spaces as needed, to get the title of a movie that starts with a possessive first name.
Example:
Container for groceries / improved / out of danger / when dessert is served in a meal
Answer:
Babette’s Feast (bag / better / safe / last)
What to Submit:
Submit the movie’s title and the smaller words (as “Babette’s Feast (bag / better / safe / last)” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, December 3
Christmas song / a fan of, slangily / use a needle and thread / comedian Schumer

 

 

 

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