Daily Bread for 8.6.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Saturday in town will be mostly sunny with a high of eighty. Sunrise is 5:53 AM and sunset is 8:08 PM, for 14h 15m 06s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 13.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

Tired of peeling oranges? Here’s your solution:

On this day in 1945, after over three-and-a half years of war following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

On this day in 1787, delegates begin debating a draft of the Constitution:

During an intensive debate, the delegates devised a brilliant federal system characterized by an intricate system of checks and balances. The convention was divided over the issue of state representation in Congress, as more-populated states sought proportional legislation, and smaller states wanted equal representation. The problem was resolved by the Connecticut Compromise, which proposed a bicameral legislature with proportional representation in the lower house (House of Representatives) and equal representation of the states in the upper house (Senate).

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.

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