Daily Bread for 8.25.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Our Tuesday will be cloudy with a high of seventy-three. Sunrise is 6:12 and sunset 7:40, for 13h 28m 07s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 76.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Urban Forestry Commission meets this afternoon at 4:30 PM.

An AFPU photographer kisses a small child before cheering crowds in Paris, one day after liberation, 26 August 1944.
An AFPU photographer kisses a small child before cheering crowds in Paris, one day after liberation, 26 August 1944.

On this day in 1944, fewer than three months after Allied landings at Normandy, Paris is liberated:

SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force, Aug. 25 — The Paris radio announced late tonight that the French capital had been liberated and that the German commander had signed a document ordering his troops to cease fire immediately.

The announcement followed entry of American and French troops into the capital during the day. There was no immediate confirmation here.

The latest word at headquarters was that American and French troops had joined Fighting French patriots on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of the capital after bitter fighting with Germans and French collaborationist militiamen.

On this day in 1835, Michigan’s actions prove preludes to the formation of the Wisconsin Territory:

1835 – Incorporation of the Wisconsin Internal Improvement Company

On this date the Michigan legislature incorporated the Wisconsin Internal Improvement Company to open communication between Green Bay and the Mississippi by land or water. It was also on this day that the Governor of the Michigan territory (the Wisconsin territory was not yet created), Stevens T. Mason, officially called for the creation of a western legislative council. Both actions were critical to the creation of the Wisconsin Territory.[Source: Card File in WHS Library]

A Google a Day asks about a description from a film:

What kind of parent does a dad describe himself as in the 2012 Academy Award-nominated movie set in Hawaii?

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