Friday, December 15, 2017

The severe drought areas have NOT improved, but abnormally dry areas decreased from 44.7% to 38.8% over the last reporting period. Click on the map for the rest of the country.

Longer days = warmer temperatures!

17moon127  Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like now.

17moon128  As you think about planting your garden click on this animated moon for the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase planting calendar for Nebraska.

 

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Feb 15th, 1758 - Mustard was advertised for the first time in America.

“Sure, he was attracted to her, but women always had to go beyond that. Women [had] nesting fantasies. It wasn't long before they were
redecorating your apartment and criticizing your choice of mustard.”- Janet Evanovich

Feb 16th, 2005 - The Kyoto global warming pact went into effect in 140 nations.

"Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming." - Brian Mulroney

2017 - First robin of the year heard and sighted in Alvo, NE.

Feb 17th, 1965 - Comedienne Joan Rivers made her first guest appearances on "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson" on NBC-TV.

"I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again." - Joan Rivers

Feb 18th, 1930 - Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane.

Click on the Ford Trimotor for Ollie's story.

Feb 19th, 1942 - President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

"Have you ever noticed that when people are moved to reservations or interned or banned from entering the US they are not white?" - Kawika Malihini

Feb 20th, 2001 - The museum at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center was dedicated.

Click on the image for the Memorial Web site.

Feb 21st, 1947 - Edwin Land demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera to take, develop and print a picture on photo paper all in about 60 seconds. The photos were black and white. The camera went on sale the following year.

Click on the camera for the Polaroid history page

"Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself." - Edwin Land

1988 - In Baton Rouge, LA, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin. He announced that he was leaving the pulpit temporarily. Swaggart had been linked to an admitted prostitute.

Click on his crocodile tears face for the New York Times article.

"If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell." - Jimmy Swaggart

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