Thursday, December 14, 2017

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No matter how much it rained here, counties further out are drying up. From 0% abnormally dry to 6% to 26.6% in just 14 days. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.,

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Nebraska is still much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Fall
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 07:07 AM 07:33 PM 12:26 7
Thursday, September 17, 2015 07:08 AM 07:31 PM 12:23 6
Friday, September 18, 2015 07:09 AM 07:30 PM 12:21 5
Saturday, September 19, 2015 07:10 AM 07:28 PM 12:18 4
Sunday, September 20, 2015 07:11 AM 07:26 PM 12:15 3
Monday, September 21, 2015 07:12 AM 07:25 PM 12:13 2
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 07:13 AM 07:23 PM 12:10 1

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                                During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

 September 17th, 1787 - The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.

1978 - Egypt and Israel sign the Camp David Accords.

2011 - Occupy Wall Street movement calling for greater social and economic equality begins in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, coining the phrase “We are the 99%.”

September 17th  is National Apple Dumpling, Citizenship, and Constitution Day.

September 18th, 1874 - The Nebraska Relief and Aid Society is formed to help farmers whose crops were destroyed by grasshoppers swarming throughout the American West. - Now you know why we used to be the bugeater state. grashop1

1948 - Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator’s term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.

September 18th is National Cheeseburger and POW/MIA Recognition Day. (POW/MIA day is always the the third Friday in September.) - The POW/MIA flag flies until all prisoners of war and remains of those missing in action are brought home. powflag1

September 19th, 1692 - Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.

1893 - New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.  women votingNZ

1982 - The first documented emoticons, :-) and :-(, posted on Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman.

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate, and National Butterscotch Pudding Day and (this year) the start of Oktoberfest.

September 20th, 2011 - US military ends its "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy and allows gay men and women to serve openly.

September 20th is National Punch and National Women's Friendship Day.

September 21st, 1989 - General Colin Powell is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

September 21st is International Peace, Miniature Golf and World Gratitude Day.

September 22nd, 1776 - American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

September 22nd is Business Women's and Elephant Appreciation Day.

"You have a right to your religious conscience. You do not have a right to impose your conscience on other people." - Leonard Pitts
"Faith makes a virtue of not thinking." - Bill Maher
"Nobody ever came back from heaven and gave it a bad Yelp review." - Bill Maher
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