Thursday, December 14, 2017

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The new year is here - hang on for the ride! Quiet celebrations in our small village - for which the fire and rescue members thank you very much.

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First Quarter on January 5, 2017 at 1:47 p.m. CST

  Sunlight hours

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Spring
Wed, Jan 04 07:50 AM 05:11 PM CST 9:21 75
Thu, Jan 05 07:50 AM 05:12 PM CST 9:22 74
Fri, Jan 06 07:50 AM 05:13 PM CST 9:23 73
Sat, Jan 07 07:50 AM 05:14 PM CST 9:24 72
Sun, Jan 08 07:50 AM 05:15 PM CST 9:25 71
Mon, Jan 09 07:50 AM 05:16 PM CST 9:26 70
Tue, Jan 10 07:49 AM 05:17 PM CST 9:28 69

 

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Click on the image for what the moon looks like now. (Data from the US Naval Observatory)

 

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History is herstory, too. ~ Author Unknown

 

Jan 4th, 1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's 37th governor.

"I wish they would pass a law where all Democrats and Republicans had to wear NASCAR racing suits, because if you look at the NASCAR drivers, it tells who their sponsors are. And if they do that, we could then become informed voters, because we would know who owns them." - Jesse Ventura

 

Jan 5th, 1925 - Nellie Tayloe Ross was sworn in as the governor of Wyoming She was the first female governor in the US.

“I appeal to you not to place me in a false light before the nation. I do not think you will repudiate the first woman governor.” - Nellie Tayloe Ross

 

Jan 6th, 1896 - The first American women’s six-day bicycle race was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

"Let me tell you what I think about bicycling. It has done more to emancipate women than anything else in this world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman on a wheel..." — Susan B. Anthony

 

Jan 7th, 1926 - George Burns and Gracie Allen were married.

“You see, to be a straight man you have to have a talent, then you have to develop this talent, then you gotta marry her like I did.” – George Burns

"Walking is good for you. It contains vitamins." - Gracie Allen

 

Jan 8th, 1975 - Ella T. Grasso became the governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman to become a governor of a state without a husband preceding her in the governor’s chair.

”Inflation has ... become the cruelest tax, destroying the value of the dollar and adding new costs to every purchase.” – Ella T. Grasso

 

Jan 9th, 1984 - Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers in the "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's.

"If Walter Mondale could have said the line like Clara, he would have been our President." - Joe Sedalmaier,

 

Jan 10th, 1994 - In Manassas, VA, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial. She had been charged with maliciously wounding her husband John. She was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.

“I remember throwing something out of the [car] window because I couldn’t drive. Obviously, one hand had the #####  and the other hand had the knife, so I couldn’t drive.”- Leorena Bobbitt

 

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