Thursday, December 14, 2017

Reminder!

 

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Tonight the Alvo Fire Department will conduct pump operations training, which may cause changes in your water pressure as drop tanks and trucks are filled. Training will start at approximately 7:00 PM and last about an hour.

 Drought Conditions are Easing!

 Nebraska Drought Conditions Map

  Daylight hours table

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Autumn
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 06:08 AM 08:55 PM 14:47 69
Thursday, July 17, 2014 06:08 AM 08:55 PM 14:47 68
Friday, July 18, 2014 06:09 AM 08:54 PM 14:45 67
Saturday, July 19, 2014 06:10 AM 08:53 PM 14:43 66
Sunday, July 20, 2014 06:11 AM 08:52 PM 14:41 65
Monday, July 21, 2014 06:12 AM 08:52 PM 14:40 64
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 06:13 AM 08:51 PM 14:38 63

 

Moon's last quarter is Friday, July 18th at 9:08 PM CDT

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New state laws take effect Friday

 Lincoln Journal Star article

 

From Lincoln Journal Star, Monday, July 14th, 2014

There are four bills I'm really happy to see become law.

1. LB403 prohibits the sale of novelty lighters without child - proof safety features.

2. LB674 increases the amount of time any person convicted of animal neglect or abuse can be prevented from owning animals.

3. LB740 allows newly discharged veterans, who establish a Nebraska residence and register to vote, their spouses and family members to qualify for in-state college tuition.

4. LB811 makes assaulting a emergency responder, health care professional, corrections officer or social worker the same level of felony as assaulting a peace officer (that's 3 to 50 years in the slammer, folks).


Historical Events

July 16th

1099 - Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire

1429 - Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)

1798 - US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized

1935 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

1936 - 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY

1942 - Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp

1945 - 1st test detonation of an atomic bomb, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico

1969 - Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

1990 - Ukraine declares independence

1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

2013 - 27 children are killed and 25 are hospitalized after eating lunch contaminated with insecticide in India

July 17th

1897 - 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon

1917 - British Royal family changes its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

1936 - Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

1938 - Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland

1942 - Transport number 6 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany

1955 - Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power

1955 - Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

1962 - Senate rejects medicare for aged - 52 to 48

1972 - 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico

1981 - Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured

1996 - TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

2004 - Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

2012 - 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama - As of March 2014 Nathan van Wilson had not been tried - just what the world needs - a wife beater with a rifle

July 18th

1870 - Pontifical infalliability proclaimed - "The pope is never wrong."

1914 - US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps

1918 - US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I

1925 - Hitler publishes Mein Kampf - Many people still believe this garbage

1941 - SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia

1942 - World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time. - Good thing the Germans worked on the jet more than the nuclear bomb

1964 - Race riot in Harlem (New York City); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn)

1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

1980 - Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women - We need the draft

1984 - James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro CA - He fired 257 rounds; the SWAT sniper fired once - good job, Officer Foster

2012 - Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

2013 - Detroit files for bankruptcy to become the largest US municipal bankruptcy at $18.5 billion

July 19th

1510 - 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin Prussia

1692 - 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, MA

1848 - 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

1866 - Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights

1879 - Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon

1912 - A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town

1940 - Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

1940 - Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald

1941 - 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee AL)

1945 - USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue

1950 - French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh

1984 - 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

1989 - United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112

July 20th

1881 - Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

1921 - Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives

1932 - In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House

1942 - 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training

1944 - Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

1969 - 1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11

1977 - The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments

1998 - Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban

2005 -Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent

2012 - 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado - James Holmes - another sociopath with firearms - trial delayed for ANOTHER mental health evaluation

July 21st

1864 - Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)

1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown

1873 - Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)

1904 - After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed

1925 - "Monkey Trial" ends - John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism

1930 - US Veterans Administration forms

1941 - Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

1942 - 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, VA

1957 - 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)

1969 - Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

1970 - Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property

1974 - House Judiciary Committee approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon

1976 - 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia

1997 - The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years

2002 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history - $107 BILLION in assets, $41 BILLION in debt - worse than Enron - and they didn't list overseas assets - Bernie Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in prison

Short story abut this crook

2011 - NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135

July 22nd

1648 - 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre

1775 - George Washington takes command of US troops

1893 - Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful," in Colorado

1933 - 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)

1939 - 1st black woman judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)

1942 - Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp

1975 - US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

1994 - OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

2003 - Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard

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