Daily Bread for 8.9.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Sunday in town will bring a likelihood of afternoon thunderstorms and a high of seventy-three. Sunrise is 5:55 and sunset 8:05, for 14h 09m 41s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 24.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Friday’s FW poll asked readers which candidate in the Fox GOP debate they thought performed the best. Respondents picked a top three of Marco Rubio (20.25%), Scott Walker 17.72%), and Rand Paul (15.19%).

On this day in 1945, the Japanese Empire received two blows within the space of about seven hours. America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and earlier the Soviet Union declared war on Japan:

Guam, Thursday, Aug. 9 — Gen. Carl A. Spaatz announced today that a second atomic bomb had been dropped, this time on the city of Nagasaki, and that crew members reported “good results.”

The second use of the new and terrifying secret weapon which wiped out more than 60 percent of the city of Hiroshima and, according to the Japanese radio, killed nearly every resident of that town, occurred at noon today, Japanese time. The target today was an important industrial and shipping area with a population of about 258,000.

The great bomb, which harnesses the power of the universe to destroy the enemy by concussion, blast and fire, was dropped on the second enemy city about seven hours after the Japanese had received a political “roundhouse punch” in the form of a declaration of war by the Soviet Union.

On this day in 1793, a pioneer is born:

1793 – Milwaukee Pioneer Solomon Juneau Born

On this date Laurent Salomon Juneau was born in Repentigny, Quebec, Canada. Known as the founder of Milwaukee, Juneau was a fur trader with John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company. He built the first log house in Milwaukee in 1822 and followed with the first frame house in 1824. In October 1833 he formed a partnership with Morgan L. Martin to develop a village on the east side of the Milwaukee River. Juneau was elected commissioner of roads and director of the poor in September 1835. He was also appointed postmaster, a position he held until 1843. In 1837 he began publishing the Milwaukee Sentinel. He was elected first mayor of Milwaukee in 1846. Juneau died on November 14, 1856. [Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography, p.198]

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