Daily Bread for 9.9.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Wednesday in town will be mostly sunny with a high of seventy-seven. Sunrise is 6:28 and sunset is 7:15, for 12h 46m 14s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 12.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1776, Congress adopts a formal name for America:

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.

In the Congressional declaration dated September 9, 1776, the delegates wrote, “That in all continental commissions, and other instruments, where, heretofore, the words ‘United Colonies’ have been used, the stile be altered for the future to the “United States.”

On this day in 1954, Janesville residents debate alcohol laws:

On this date Janesville residents participated in a public forum at the Janesville Public Library. The topic of discussion was whether Janesville should allow women to be served at the bar, in taverns. Residents also debated whether dancing should be allowed in taverns. Speaking to lift the bans was Erv Lacey, field director of the Tavern League of Wisconsin. Lacey noted that the law against women being served was discriminatory and contended that Janesville taverns lose business because of the laws. The Rev. Frank Dauner, pastor of United Brethren Church, said the strict prohibitions should remain intact because alcohol threatened public health, safety and peaceful domestic life. [Source: Janesville Gazette]

Here’s the midweek game from Puzzability in this week’s Open Admissions series:

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