Daily Bread for 9.20.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday in town will be sunny with a high of eighty-two. Sunrise is 6:41 AM and sunset is 6:54 PM, for 12h 12m 31s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 81.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Common Council meets at 6:30 PM tonight.

What’s it like to fly from Dubai to New York in a $21,000 airplane seat? It’s like this –

On this day in 1519, Magellan sets sail:

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. In command of five ships and 270 men, Magellan sailed to West Africa and then to Brazil, where he searched the South American coast for a strait that would take him to the Pacific. He searched the Río de la Plata, a large estuary south of Brazil, for a way through; failing, he continued south along the coast of Patagonia. At the end of March 1520, the expedition set up winter quarters at Port St. Julian. On Easter day at midnight, the Spanish captains mutinied against their Portuguese captain, but Magellan crushed the revolt, executing one of the captains and leaving another ashore when his ship left St. Julian in August.

On October 21, he finally discovered the strait he had been seeking. The Strait of Magellan, as it became known, is located near the tip of South America, separating Tierra del Fuego and the continental mainland. Only three ships entered the passage; one had been wrecked and another deserted. It took 38 days to navigate the treacherous strait, and when ocean was sighted at the other end Magellan wept with joy. He was the first European explorer to reach the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic.

JigZone‘s daily puzzle for Tuesday is of a vine:

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