Daily Bread for 8.20.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday in the Whippet City will be cloudy with a high of sixty-seven.  Sunrise is 6:07 and sunset is 6:48, for  13h 41m 34s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with  27.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Police & Fire Commission meets this evening at  6:30 PM.

On this day in 1911, in a communications first, a telegram travels round the world:

…a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service.

The Times decided to send its 1911 telegram in order to determine how fast a commercial message could be sent around the world by telegraph cable. The message, reading simply “This message sent around the world,” left the dispatch room on the 17th floor of the Times building in New York at 7 p.m. on August 20. After it traveled more than 28,000 miles, being relayed by 16 different operators, through San Francisco, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, Bombay, Malta, Lisbon and the Azores–among other locations–the reply was received by the same operator 16.5 minutes later. It was the fastest time achieved by a commercial cablegram since the opening of the Pacific cable in 1900 by the Commercial Cable Company.

On this day in 1794, Americans under the command of Anthony Wayne win a victory that reduces British influence in the frontier:

1794 – Battle of Fallen Timbers

On this date American troops under General “Mad” Anthony Wayne defeated a confederation of Indian forces led by Little Turtle of the Miamis and Blue Jacket of the Shawnees. Wayne’s soldiers, who included future Western explorer William Clark and future President William Henry Harrison, won the battle in less than an hour with the loss of some 30 men killed. (The number of Indian casualties is uncertain.) The battle had several far-reaching consequences for the United States and what would later become the state of Wisconsin. The crushing defeat of the British-allied Indians convinced the British to finally evacuate their posts in the American west (an accession explicitly given in the Jay Treaty signed some three months later), eliminating forever the English presence in the early American northwest and clearing the way for American expansion. The battle also resulted in the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, in which the defeated Indians ceded to Wayne the right of Americans to settle in the Ohio Valley (although the northwestern area of that country was given to the Indians). Wayne’s victory opened the gates of widespread settlement of the Old Northwest, Wisconsin included. [Source: American History Illustrated, Feb. 1969]

Here’s Thursday’s game from Puzzability:

This Week’s Game — August 17-21
Kings and Queens
We’re melding royal pairs this week. For each day, we started with the first name of a famous person whose last name is King, and also a word that can be followed by “queen” to get a familiar phrase or title. Each day’s clue shows the King name and the queen word melded together in a string of letters, with each in order but intermingled with the other.
What to Submit:
Submit the King name and the queen word, in that order (as “Alan/virgin” in the example), for your answer.
Thursday, August 20

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