Daily Bread for 5.24.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday in town brings a high of eighty-three and a chance of late afternoon thundershowers.  Sunrise is 5:22 AM and sunset 8:20 PM, for 14h 57m 52s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 93.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1883, an engineering wonder opens to the public:

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed by the late John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date.

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Yusuke Shinyama, Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
In Wisconsin’s history on this day in 1864, Union soldiers from our state see action in Northern Virginia:

1864 – (Civil War) Second Day of the Battle of North Anna, Virginia
On the second day of fighting at Hanover Junction, Virginia, Union troops crossed the North Anna River but were turned back. The 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 36th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated in this battle.

A Google a Day asks about pop culture & animation: “What comedians were the inspiration for the names of the two hungry cats in the short that marked Tweety Bird’s first appearance?”

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