Saturday, December 15, 2018

alvo news, december 28th, 2016

  15dec90            15jan6

2017 arrives this week! Should be an interesting time for everyone... Please, please celebrate the new year safely.

NO Board meeting tonight.




Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Spring
Wed, Dec 28 07:49 AM 05:06 PM CST 9:17 82
Thu, Dec 29 07:50 AM 05:06 PM CST 9:16 81
Fri, Dec 30 07:50 AM 05:07 PM CST 9:17 80
Sat, Dec 31 07:50 AM 05:08 PM CST 9:18 79
Sun, Jan 01 07:50 AM 05:09 PM CST 9:19 78
Mon, Jan 02 07:50 AM 05:10 PM CST 9:20 77
Tue, Jan 03 04:20 PM 05:10 PM CST 0:50 76


Closest Primary Moon Phase: First Quarter on January 5, 2017 at 1:47 p.m. (local standard time)

Click HERE for current moon phase


"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." - Gustave Flaubert


Dec 28th, 1973 - The Chamber of Commerce of Akron, OH, terminated its association with the All-American Soap Box Derby. It was stated that the race had become "a victim of cheating and fraud."


Click on the picture for details


Dec 29th, 1890 - The US Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and children at Wounded Knee Creek, SD. This was the last major conflict between Indians and US troops.

"The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries, we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth." – L. Frank Baum, Editor, Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer


Dec 30th, 1978 - Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl. Bauman had intercepted an Ohio pass.AD

"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes


Dec 31st, 1891 - New York's new Immigration Depot was opened at Ellis Island, to provide improved facilities for the massive numbers of arrivals.

 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Statue of Liberty inscription

"Within ICE I'm going to create a new special deportation task force." - President-Elect Trump


Jan 1st, 1999 - The euro became currency for 11 Member States of the European Union. Coins and notes were not available until January 1, 2002.

"If the euro fails, Europe fails." – Angela Merkel


Jan 2nd, 1974 - President Nixon signed a bill requiring all states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was intended to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab oil-producing countries. Federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.

“Quit smoking, and observe posted speed limits. This will improve your odds of getting old enough to be wise.” – Barbara Kingsolver


Jan 3rd, 2000 - Charles M. Schulz's final original daily comic strip appeared in newspapers.




Thank you Chan Lowe (click on his cartoon to see more December 25th toons)


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