Good morning, Whitewater.
Monday in Whitewater will be sunny and clear, with a high of eighty. Sunrise is 5:49 and sunset 8:12, for 14h 23m 53s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 87.3% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1958, the USS Nautilus completes a trip beneath the Arctic icecap:
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit to the North Pole on 3 August 1958. Sharing names with Captain Nemo‘s fictional submarine in Jules Verne‘s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and named after anotherUSS Nautilus (SS-168) that served with distinction in World War II, Nautilus was authorized in 1951 and launched in 1954. Because her nuclear propulsion allowed her to remain submerged far longer than diesel-electric submarines, she broke many records in her first years of operation, and traveled to locations previously beyond the limits of submarines. In operation, she revealed a number of limitations in her design and construction. This information was used to improve subsequent submarines.
Nautilus was decommissioned in 1980 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982. The submarine has been preserved as a museum of submarine history inGroton, Connecticut, where the vessel receives some 250,000 visitors a year.
A Google a Day asks a question about history:
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