Daily Bread for 5.26.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday will bring scattered thunderstorms and a high of eighty-six to Whitewater. Sunrise is 5:21 AM and sunset 8:22 PM, for 15h 01m 01s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 80.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Seed Capital Screening Committee meets at 3:30 PM, and the Community Development Authority Board at 5 PM.

On this day in 1927, a production run (1908-1927) at Ford Motor Company ends:

1919 Ford Model T pickup
1919 Ford Model T pickup

…Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile’s official last day of production.

More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobile’s introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model T—also known as the “Tin Lizzie”—weighed some 1,200 pounds, with a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It got about 13 to 21 miles per gallon of gasoline and could travel up to 45 mph. Initially selling for around $850 (around $20,000 in today’s dollars), the Model T would later sell for as little as $260 (around $6,000 today) for the basic no-extras model.

A Google a Day asks a question about architecture: “What is the most famous design in Rome by the architect credited with introducing High Renaissance style to the city?”

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