Daily Bread for 9.8.15 – 2017


Good morning, Whitewater.

Tuesday will bring thunderstorms to Whitewater, with a daytime high of seventy-six. Sunrise is 6:27 and sunset 7:16, for 12h 49m 04s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 20.1% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1974, Ford Pardons Nixon:

0908_bigWashington, Sept. 8–President Ford granted former President Richard M. Nixon an unconditional pardon today for all Federal crimes that he “committed or may have committed or taken part in” while in office, an act Mr. Ford said was intended to spare Mr. Nixon and the nation further punishment in the Watergate scandals.

Mr. Nixon, in San Clemente, Calif., accepted the pardon, which exempts him from indictment and trial for, among other things, his role in the cover-up of the Watergate burglary. He issued a statement saying that he could now see he was “wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.”

On this day in 1860, hundreds are lost in Lake Michigan:

1860 – Sinking of the Lady Elgin
On this date the steamship Lady Elgin was lost on Lake Michigan and was one of the lake’s most tragic maritime disasters. The ship had been chartered by Milwaukee’s Irish Union Guards who had been in Chicago attending a fund raiser in order to purchase weapons to arm their unit. Their ship was struck by an unlit lumber schooner and sank. At least 300 lives were lost, many from Milwaukee’s Irish Third Ward community. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin’s Historical Markers edited by Sarah Davis McBride, p. 17]

Here’s Puzzability‘s Tuesday game:

This Week’s Game — September 7-11
Open Admissions
Here’s a mixed doubles challenge for this week’s U.S. Open. Each day, we started with a word or phrase, added the six letters in U.S. OPEN, and rearranged the remaining letters to get a new phrase. Both pieces are described in each day’s clue, with the shorter one first.
A bit open; fruits sold near the Boscs and Bartletts
Ajar; Anjou pears
What to Submit:
Submit both pieces, with the shorter one first (as “Ajar; Anjou pears” in the example), for your answer.
Tuesday, September 8
Newborn child; writing implements requiring separate ink purchases

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