Good morning, Whitewater.
Our Sunday begins with fog, lifting for sunny, afternoon skies and a high of eighty. Sunrise is 6:18 and sunset 7:32, for 13h 14m 22s of daytime. It’s a full moon, with 99.1% of the moon’s visible disk illuminated.
When someone receives a municipal fine, should she be allowed to pay in amount due in coins? Friday’s FW poll asked that question, and 89.66% of respondents felt that payment in coin should be permissible.
On this day in 1945, Gen. MacArthur arrives in Japan:
Japanese officials left for Manila on August 19 to meet Supreme Commander of the Allied PowersDouglas MacArthur, and to be briefed on his plans for the occupation. On August 28, 150 U.S. personnel flew to Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, and the occupation of Japan began. They were followed by USS Missouri, whose accompanying vessels landed the 4th Marines on the southern coast of Kanagawa. Other Allied personnel followed.
MacArthur arrived in Tokyo on August 30, and immediately decreed several laws: No Allied personnel were to assault Japanese people. No Allied personnel were to eat the scarce Japanese food. Flying the Hinomaru or “Rising Sun” flag was severely restricted.
On this day in 1862, Pres. Lincoln meets Wisconsinites on the White House lawn:
The 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments fought in the Second Battle of Bull Run. By the end of this third day, more than 18,000 soldiers had been killed or wounded and Union forces had been pushed back to Washington, D.C. When the Wisconsin regiments arrived in Washington, they rested on the White House lawn. According to historian Frank Klement, “President Lincoln came out with a pail of water in one hand and a dipper in the other. He moved among the men, offering water to the tired and thirsty. Some Wisconsin soldiers drank from the common dipper and thanked the President for his kindness.”