Finally, we have rain!
According to the National Weather Service, Cass County received between 5 and 8 inches of rain in August, which is still not enough to move us out of the abnormally dry status as of August 26th, 2014.
Here is a link to the August precipitation map Maybe next week's drought monitor map will move the county into normal levels. Drought Monitor Link
Betsey Poore, Publishing Editor for Arcadia Publishing, which publishes pictorial histories of communities is looking for an author to develop a pictorial history of Cass County - in time for our 125th anniversary celebration! Here's our chance to increase awareness of our little burg's history. This is Betsy's contact information: Betsey Poore, Publishing Editor, 843-853-2070 extension 217
Since a pictorial history contains pictures (images to you under 20) if you have pictures of earlier times in our town, whoever takes on this task could really use them. When your pictures/images are used, you would get credit in the footnotes (another feature of publishing that you under 20 folks are probably not aware).
Sun data for next week
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Autumn|
|Wednesday, September 10, 2014||07:01 AM||07:55 PM||12:54||13|
|Thursday, September 11, 2014||07:02 AM||07:53 PM||12:51||12|
|Friday, September 12, 2014||07:03 AM||07:51 PM||12:48||11|
|Saturday, September 13, 2014||07:04 AM||07:50 PM||12:46||10|
|Sunday, September 14, 2014||07:05 AM||07:48 PM||12:43||9|
|Monday, September 15, 2014||07:06 AM||07:46 PM||12:40||8|
|Tuesday, September 16, 2014||07:07 AM||07:45 PM||12:38||7|
Full moon tonight at 08:38 PM
First day of autumn (fall) is Tuesday, September 23rd.
1783 - The Revolutionary War between the Colonies and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris.
1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from being a slave.
1939 - British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
1967 - Swedish motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.
1976 - US spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars, taking the first close-up color photos of Mars’ surface.
1989 – The US began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Colombia to fight against drug lords. - And we can see how well that turned out.
1994 - Russia and China announced that they would no longer be targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other. - That let them aim more missiles at us.
2013 - Hunters in Mississippi caught a 727-pound alligator.
1609 - English navigator Henry Hudson began exploring Manhattan Island.- Had a river and car named after him.
1781 - Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of the Queen of Angels."
1885 - The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first self-service cafeteria in the US.
1886 - Geronimo and his fellow Apaches surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
1888 - George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his roll-film camera. The camera took 100 exposures per roll.
1917 - The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.
1957 – The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from entering Little Rock's Central High School.
1957 - Ford began selling the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that it was scrapped after only two years.
1967 - Michigan Governor George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone "brainwashing" by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in 1965. - Thank whoever you pray to this man did not get elected president.
1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.
1983 - US officials announced that there had been an American plane, used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight that was shot down.
1995 - The Fourth World Conference on Women was opened in Beijing. There were over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
1998 - While in Ireland, President Bill Clinton said the words "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible. - What a total moron.
2003 - Keegan Reilly, 22, became the first paraplegic climber to reach the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji.
1698 - Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. - Glad the IRS hasn't studied Russian history.
1774 - The first session of the US Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia and drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as its first president.
1836 - Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1877 - Sioux chief Crazy Horse was bayoneted to death by a US soldier for allegedly resisting confinement to a jail cell.
1882 - The first US Labor Day parade was held in New York City.
1885 - Jake Gumper bought the first gasoline pump to be manufactured in the US. - He cleaned your windshield, checked your oil and pumped the gas.
1914 - The Battle of the Marne began where Germans, British and French fought for six days killing 500,000 people.
1930 - Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear taking 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A. - The model A went faster in reverse?
1939 - The US proclaimed its neutrality in World War II.
1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino was arrested. She was suspected of being the wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose". She served six years and was later pardoned by President Gerald Ford. - Probably jsut after he pardoned Nixon.
1953 - The first privately operated atomic reactor opened in Raleigh, NC.
1960 - Cassius Clay of Louisville, KY, won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Clay later changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
1961 - The U.S. government made airline hijacking a federal offense.
1982 - Eddie Hill set a propeller-driven boat water speed record when he reached 229 mph.
1983 – President Reagan denounced the Soviet Union for shooting down a KAL jet. Reagan demanded that the Soviet Union pay reparations for the act that killed 269 people.
1983 – “Sports Illustrated” became the first national weekly magazine to use four-color process illustrations on every page. - Really made the swimsuit edition popular.
1983 - "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) was the first hour-long network news show.
1985 - Rioting in South Africa spilled into white neighborhoods for the first time.
1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged for a Holy War against the West and former allies.
2003 - In London, magician David Blaine entered a clear plastic box suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River remaining there 45 days living only on water. - Proving that a magician isn't necessarily smart.
1620 - The Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World.
1819 - Thomas Blanchard patented a machine called the lathe.
1837 - The Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio became co-educational.
1899 - Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk.
1901 - President McKinley was shot and mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz, an American anarchist who was executed the following October.
1941 - Jews in German-occupied areas were ordered to wear the Star of David with the word "Jew" (“Jude” in German) inscribed. The order only applied to Jews over the age of 6.
1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.
1975 - Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the US Open Tennis Tournament.
1990 - Iraq warned that anyone trying to flee the country without permission would be put in prison for life.
1991 - The State Council of the Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states. - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
1991 - The name St. Petersburg was restored to Russia's second largest city. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The name has been changed to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad (1924).
1992 - A 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver. - I wonder who the baboon upset.
1995 - Senator Bob Packwood was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee.
2001 - The Justice Department announced that it was seeking a lesser antitrust penalty and would not attempt to break up Microsoft.
2002 - Congress convened at Federal Hall in New York for a rare special session to express the nation's mourning for September 11, and unity in the war against terrorism. - Which is as successful as the war against drugs.
1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post.
1880 - George Ligowsky was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trap shooters.
1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator.
1921 - Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City.
1927 - Philo T. Farnsworth transmitted an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector. - He drew the schematic when he was 16.
1930 - The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the comic strips.
1940 - London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II.
1977 - The Panama Canal treaties were signed by President Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties called for control of the canal's waterway to be assumed by Panama in the year 2000.
1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.
1986 - Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.
1989 - Legislation was approved by the Senate that prohibited discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications.
1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL. - Of course the pilgrims neve heard of St. Augustine.
1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.
1866 - The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago.. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.
1935 - Senator Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana, was shot and mortally wounded, dying two days later.
1951 - A peace treaty with Japan was signed by 48 other nations in San Francisco.
1952 - The Ernest Hemingway novel "The Old Man and the Sea" was published.
1960 - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL was dedicated by President Eisenhower.
1971 - In Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was inaugurated. The opening featured the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."
1974 –President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon. - I wonder what that cost Tricky Dick.
1975 - In Boston, public schools began their court-ordered citywide busing program amid scattered incidents of violence.
490 B.C. - The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persians and the Athenians.. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle.
1776 - The second Continental Congress officially adopted the title United States, replacing "United Colonies."
1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.
1850 – California became the 31st state to join the union.
1898 - In Omaha, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.
1893 – President Cleveland’s wife, Frances, gave birth to a daughter, Esther. It was the first time a president's child was born in the White House.
1904 - Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.
1942 - Japan sent balloon incendiaries over the Pacific Northwest in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite.
1948 - North Korea became the People's Democratic Republic of Korea. - Neither the people's nor democratic.
1957 - The first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction was signed into law by President Eisenhower.
1979 - Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the US. Open women’s tennis title.
1983 - The Soviet Union announced that the Korean jetliner shot down on September 1, 1983 was not an accident or an error.
1986 - Frank Reed was taken hostage in Lebanon by pro-Iranian kidnappers. The director of a private school in Lebanon was released 44 months later.
1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta.
1998 - Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr delivered to Congress 36 boxes of material concerning his investigation of President Clinton.
1998 - Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland.
1999 - The Sega Dreamcast game system went on sale. By 1:00pm all Toys R Us locations in the U.S. had sold out.
2008 – iTunes Music Store reached 100 million applications downloaded.
2009 - iTunes Music Store reached 1.8 billion applications downloaded.
" Intolerance has been the curse of our country." - James Larkin
"Once you attempt legislation on religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution." - William Butler Yeats
"Religion doesn't make people bigots. People are bigots they use religion to justify their ideology." - Reza Aslan
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism