Good morning, Whitewater.
Friday in town will be cloudy with a high of seventy. Sunrise is 5:31 AM and sunset 8:30 PM, for 14h 59m 30s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 80.6% of its visible disk illuminated.
In July 1971, President Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger secretly visited Beijing during a trip to Pakistan, and laid the groundwork for Nixon’s visit to China. Transcripts of White House meetings and once confidential documents show Nixon began working to open a channel of communication with Beijing from his first day in the White House.
On this day in 1980, severe Wisconsin weather causes millions of dollars in damage:
1980 – Western Wisconsin Derecho
The Western Wisconsin Derecho was a severe weather system that moved through several western counties on July 15, 1980. It cut a 20-mile-wide swath through St Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Clark counties. Although much of the storm’s damage was caused by straight-line winds in excess of 100 mph, several tornadoes were also reported. The storm caused nearly $160M in damage (1980 dollars) and killed three people.
A Google a Day asks a question about racing: “Stewart-Haas Racing made an agreement with Tommy Baldwin Racing that guaranteed what female driver a spot in the 2012 Sprint Cup Opener?”