Daily Bread for 8.12.15 – 2017


Good  morning, Whitewater.

Midweek in town offers increasingly sunny skies with a high of eighty-one. Sunrise is 5:58 and sunset 8:00, for 14h 02m 16s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 4.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1898, a peace protocol brings to an end fighting during the Spanish-American War:

With defeats in Cuba and the Philippines, and both of its fleets incapacitated, Spain sued for peace and negotiations were opened between the two parties. After the sickness and death of British consul Edward Henry Rawson-Walker, American admiral George Dewey requested the Belgian consul to Manila, Édouard André, to take Rawson-Walker’s place as intermediary with the Spanish Government.[78][79][80]

Hostilities were halted on August 12, 1898, with the signing in Washington of a Protocol of Peace between the United States and Spain.[81] After over two months of difficult negotiations, the formal peace treaty, the Treaty of Paris, was signed in Paris on December 10, 1898,[82] and was ratified by the United States Senate on February 6, 1899.

On this day in 1939, Oconomowoc hosts a world premiere:

1939 – Wizard of Oz World Premier — in Oconomowoc

According to the fan site, thewizardofoz.info, “The first publicized showing of the final, edited film was at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939. No one is sure exactly why a small town in the Midwest received that honor.” It showed the next day in Sheboygan, Appleton and Rhinelander, according to local newspapers. “The official premiere was at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15, attended by most of the cast and crew and a number of Hollywood celebrities.” [Source: thewizardofoz.info/

Here’s the Wednesday game from Puzzability in its Logical Deductions series:

This Week’s Game — August 10-14
Logical Deductions
This week, we’re bringing order and disorder at the same time. For each day, we started with a word or phrase, removed the seven letters in LOGICAL, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new word or phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the longer one first.
Greasy stuff used for massage; what masseurs do to the greasy stuff (or, make someone feel worse about something)
Lubricating oil; rub it in
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the longer one first (as “Lubricating oil; rub it in” in the example), for your answer.
Wednesday, August 12
Judicial proceeding, as a suit brought against a prohibited gambling den; poker chip to help start the pot

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