Daily Bread for 4.7.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday brings a probability of light snow showers to Whitewater, with a high of forty-five later in the day. Sunrise is 6:24 AM and sunset 7:29 PM, for 13h 05m 08s of daytime. We’ve a new moon today.

Common Council meets tonight at 6:30 PM.

On 4.7.1776, an American naval victory over England:

…Navy Captain John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia. The capture of the Edward and its cargo turned Captain Barry into a national hero and boosted the morale of the Continental forces….

Barry’s outstanding career has been memorialized on both sides of the Atlantic. A bridge bearing his name crosses the Delaware River, and Brooklyn, New York, is home to a park named for him. In addition, four U.S. Navy ships and a building at Villanova University carry his name, and statues in his honor stand in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and his birthplace, Wexford, Ireland. On September 13, 1981, President Ronald Reagan declared Commodore John Barry Day to honor a man he called one of the earliest and greatest American patriots, a man of great insight who perceived very early the need for American power on the sea.

4.7.1970 marks a first:

1970 – The Milwaukee Brewers’ First Game
On this date the Milwaukee Brewers, one of the many organized sports teams in Wisconsin, played their first game against the California Angels in front of 37,237 enthusiastic fans at County Stadium. [Source: Brewers’ History page]

A Google a Day asks a sports question:

The youngest recipient of the NBA MVP award joined which one of his “Bulls” teammates in receiving this honor?

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