Friday, December 15, 2017

First day of autumn is Thursday!

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Click here for a pretty good explanation of the autumnal equinox at weather.com.

Go to the Naval Observatory site for more details about sunrise and sunset at the equinoxes.

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Found - small pair of bifocal glasses - call 402-781-2710 or pick them up at the Village Office on Saturday between 08:00 and noon.

Come on, I know something is happening in and around Alvo other than church, school and work. How about sharing your events with the rest of us? (Births, birthday, weddings, getting off probation, out of the hospital or jail to me are good things that happen.)

In a week, soil moisture levels improved a whopping 0.15 %. 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 Winter
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 07:14 AM 07:21 PM 12:07 90
Thursday, September 24, 2015 07:15 AM 07:20 PM 12:05 89
Friday, September 25, 2015 07:16 AM 07:18 PM 12:02 88
Saturday, September 26, 2015 07:17 AM 07:16 PM 11:59 87
Sunday, September 27, 2015 07:18 AM 07:15 PM 11:57 86
Monday, September 28, 2015 07:19 AM 07:13 PM 11:54 85
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 07:20 AM 07:11 PM 11:51 84

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

 September 23rd, 1806 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrives back in St. Louis just over three years after its departure. - Most people today can't stay married that long.

1965 - Soviets sign a pact to send more aid to Hanoi.- I have a sample of that aid, the tail fin assembly of a 82mm mortar mortar round that blew the back door of the operations building open one night in Ban me Thuot

September 23rd  is CheckersNixon and Checkers Dogs in Politics Dogs1 and Eid-UI-Adha Day.

September 24th, 1960 - The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA. - She was commissioned on November 25th, 1960 and inactivated December 1st, 2012 - the longest service of any US Navy ship.bigE1

1993 - Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.

September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day.

September 25th, 1983 - A Soviet military officer, Stanislav Petrov, averted a potential worldwide nuclear war. He declared a false alarm after a U.S. attack was detected by a Soviet early warning system. It was later discovered the alarms had been set off when the satellite warning system mistakenly interpreted sunlight reflections off clouds as the presence of enemy missiles. - He's a true hero.

1992 In Orlando, FL a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley. He had sought a divorce from his biological parents.

September 25th is National Comic Book and, this year, Native American Day. (fourth Friday of September) - I bet the natives would like to have input into the immigration debate.

September 26th, 1960 - The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago. - Nixon's makeup people didn't do him any good, plus he had the eloquence of Donald Trump..

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed and this year, International Rabbit Day. (IRD is celebrated on the fourt Saturday in September.)

September 27th, 1973 - Vice President Spiro Agnew said he would not resign after he pled "no contest" to a charge of tax evasion. He did resign on October 10th.

2004 - North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia. The U.S. State Department noted that the U.S. has repeatedly said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea.

September 27th is Crush a Can Day. Brad Paisley wrote a song about this.

September 28th, 1850 - U.S. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham Young the first governor of Utah territory. In 1857, U.S. President James Buchanan removed Young from the position.

September 28th is Ask a a Stupid Question and National Good Neighbor Day.

September 29th, 1962 - President Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National guard in response to city officials defying federal court orders. The orders had been to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi.

September 29th is Confucious Day.

"Adults are just outdated children." - Dr. Seuss
"It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious." - Bill Hicks
"I think the first decade of this century is going to be remembered as a time of extremism." - David Eagleman
"The difference between stupidity and genious is that genious has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"Ignorance can be eliminated by teaching, but you can't fix stupid." - Huhu Ilio
"You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break." - Harry Truman
 
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