Daily Bread for 9.17.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday in town will be partly cloudy during the day, with a daytime high of eighty-four, and a probability of thunderstorms later tonight. Sunrise is 6:37 and sunset 7:00, for 12h 23m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 1501% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Fire & Rescue Task Force meets at 7 AM.

Page one of the original copy of the United States Constitution. Via Wikipedia
Page one of the original copy of the United States Constitution. Via Wikipedia

It’s Constitution Day in America.  On this day in 1787, thirty-nine delegates sign the draft Constitution:

After nearly four months of debate, on September 8, 1787, the final text of the Constitution was set down and revised. Then, an official copy of the document was engrossed by Jacob Shallus. The effort consisted of copying the text (prelude, articles and endorsement) on four sheets of vellum parchment, made from treated animal skin and measuring approximately 28 inches (71 cm) by 23 inches (58 cm), probably with a goose quill. Shallus engrossed the entire document except for the list of states at the end of the document, which are in Alexander Hamilton‘s handwriting.[103] On September 17, 1787, following a speech given by Benjamin Franklin, 39 delegates endorsed and submitted the Constitution to the Congress of the Confederation.[104]

On this day in 1862, Wisconsin regiments fight at Antietam:

September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in U.S. military history. More than 125,000 troops faced off and over 24,000 were killed, wounded or missing as Union forces stopped the first Confederate invasion of the North. The 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments were in the thickest of the fighting. The 6th Infantry led a charge that killed or wounded 150 of its 280 men. Of the 800 officers and men in the Iron Brigade who marched out that morning, 343 were wounded or killed.

Here’s Puzzability‘s Thursday game in its week-long Mouth Pieces series:

This Week’s Game — September 14-18
Mouth Pieces
We’re listening for art sounds this week. For each day, we started with the name of a famous painting. Then, for the day’s clue, we broke it down into a series of words that, when said in order, sounds like the original title. You’ll probably need to say the words out loud to get the answers.
Him, purr, Hessians, Hun, rice
“Impression, Sunrise” (by Claude Monet)
What to Submit:
Submit the painting’s title (as “Impression, Sunrise” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, September 17
Newt, diss, hand, Incas, dare, gaze

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