Thursday, December 14, 2017

Take a look at all the fun things to do in Cass County in the upcoming weeks. Just scroll down and read!

For Alvo, August will be our event month, with the 13th annual car, truck and bike (as in Harleys, not Huffys) show.

Still raining and finally we are at normal soil moisture levels - with the 3 hottest months of the year yet to come.

Nebraska Drought Monitor Page

 

The days are slowly getting shorter - bummer!

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Summer
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 05:55 AM 09:01 PM 15:06 90
Thursday, June 26, 2014 05:55 AM 09:01 PM 15:06 89
Friday, June 27, 2014 05:56 AM 09:01 PM 15:05 88
Saturday, June 28, 2014 05:56 AM 09:01 PM 15:05 87
Sunday, June 29, 2014 05:57 AM 09:01 PM 15:04 86
Monday, June 30, 2014 05:57 AM 09:01 PM 15:04 85
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:58 AM 09:01 PM 15:03 84

 

Historical Events

June 25th

1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana.

1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea.

June 26th


1917 - General John "Black Jack" Pershing arrived in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

1948 - The Berlin Airlift began as the U.S., Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.

1971 - The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.

2000 - The Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics Corp. jointly announced that they had created a working draft of the human genome.

 June 27th

1955 - The state of Illinois enacted the first automobile seat belt legislation.

1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.

1973 - Nixon vetoed a Senate ban on bombing Cambodia.

June 28th


1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.

1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.

1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.

1996 - Charles M. Schulz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that a Nebraska law that outlawed "partial birth abortions" was unconstitutional. About 30 U.S. states had similar laws at the time of the ruling.

2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

June 29th


1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100 lashes on his back and Hall received 50.

1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.

2007 - The Apple iPhone went on sale.

June 30th


1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives."

1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.

1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.

1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government could not prevent the Washington Post or the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers.

1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.

July 1st



1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.

1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.

1916 - The massive Allied offensive known as the Battle of the Somme began in France. The battle was the first to use tanks.

1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.

1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of the advancing North Korean army.

1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) code.


1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.

1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

"You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor." - Nicholas Cage "Bringing Out the Dead"

 

 

 

 

 

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