Daily Bread for 4.6.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Wednesday in town will be rainy with a high of fifty. Sunrise is 6:25 AM and sunset 7:27 PM, for 13h 02m 17s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 1.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Community Development Authority meets this evening at 6 PM.

On this day in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, lasting from April 6 to April 15th.

On this day in 1909, explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole. The claim was later confirmed by the Navigation Foundation in 1989.

The Wisconsin Historical Society records today as a day in 1831 when Wisconsin lost some of her original residents:

1831 – Sauk Indians Leave Illinois & Wisconsin

On this date, in the spring of 1831, the Sauk Indians led by Chief Keokuk left their ancestral home near the mouth of the Rock River and moved across the Mississippi River to Iowa to fulfill the terms of a treaty signed in 1804. Many of the tribe, however, believed the treaty to be invalid and the following spring, when the U.S. government failed to provide them with promised supplies, this dissatisfied faction led by Black Hawk returned to their homeland on the Rock River, precipitating the Black Hawk War. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin’s Historical Markers, edited by Sarah Davis McBride]

A Google a Day asks a geography question:

What’s the southernmost province of the country that occupies approximately one sixth of the Iberian Peninsula?

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