Daily Bread for 8.26.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Midweek in town will be mostly cloudy with a high of seventy-eight. Sunrise is 6:13 and sunset is 7:39, for 13h 25m 24s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 85.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s University Tech Park Board meets at 8 AM this morning, and the Community Development Authority at 4:30 PM.

On this day in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution takes effect:

Washington, Aug. 26 — The half-century struggle for woman suffrage in the United States reached its climax at 8 o’clock this morning, when Bainbridge Colby, as Secretary of State, issued his proclamation announcing that the Nineteenth Amendment had become a part of the Constitution of the United States.

The signing of the proclamation took place at that hour at Secretary Colby’s residence, 1507 K Street Northwest, without ceremony of any kind, and the issuance of the proclamation was unaccompanied by the taking of movies or other pictures, despite the fact that the National Woman’s Party, or militant branch of the general suffrage movement, had been anxious to be represented by a delegation of women and to have the historic event filmed for public display and permanent record.

Secretary Colby did not act with undue haste in signing the proclamation, but only after he had given careful study to the packet which arrived by mail during the early morning hours containing the certificate of the Governor of Tennessee that that State’s Legislature had ratified the Congressional resolution submitting the amendment to the States for action.

On this day in 1863, Wisconsin soldiers see action on behalf of the Union:

1863 – (Civil War) Assault at Perryville, Oklahoma
The 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry was among the Union forces who assaulted Perryville, Oklahoma.

A Google a Day asks a pop culture question:

Who is the mother of the mother of the first grandchild of the “Demon of Screamin’”?

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