This is a good news - bad news week again. Good news - abnormally dry areas decreased 4.1%. Bad news - moderate drought areas of 4 southeastern counties (Richardson, Pawnee, Jefferson. Thayer) are still the same. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site. Actually, the farmers trying to get the corn harvest finished are cussing the rainy stuff in this county.
Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School.
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, November 18, 2015||07:16 AM||05:05 PM||9:49||34|
|Thursday, November 19, 2015||07:17 AM||05:04 PM||9:47||33|
|Friday, November 20, 2015||07:18 AM||05:04 PM||9:46||32|
|Saturday, November 21, 2015||07:19 AM||05:03 PM||9:44||31|
|Sunday, November 22, 2015||07:21 AM||05:02 PM||9:41||30|
|Monday, November 23, 2015||07:22 AM||05:02 PM||9:40||29|
|Tuesday, November 24, 2015||07:23 AM||05:01 PM||9:38||28|
First quarter is at 00:27 (12:27 AM) on Thursday the 19th.
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to History Net
November 18th, 1978 - Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after cult members killed Congressman Leo J. Ryan of California and others.
2003 - Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional; the legislature fails to act within the mandated 180 days, and on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts becomes the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage.
November 18th is Occult day.
"To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that is cursed" - James Warren Jones
"No American should be forced to choose between their spouse and their country." - Andrew Sullivan
November 19th, 1863 - Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address" at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1969 - Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.
1998 - US House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln
"The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history and common sense." - William Jefferson Clinton
November 20th, 1981 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
2008 - Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system. - Leading to the taxpayer bailout of the 'too big to fail businesses'.
"Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school." - Bill Gates
November 21st, 1927 - Police and national guard troops turn machine guns on striking Colorado mine workers, killing five and wounding 20. - This was the first Columbine Massacre.
1985 - US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard arrested for spying and passing classified information to Israel; he received a life sentence on Nov. 1, 1987. - He is scheduled to be paroled on November 20th or 21st.
"The miners lost because they only had the Constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win." - Mother Jones (early labor organizer)
November 22nd - 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
1995 - The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery – Toy Story – premiers.
November 22nd is Go for a Ride day.
"They have found absolutely nothing to connect us to the Communist Party of the United States. In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist, as I said I do not belong to any other organization." - Lee Harvey Oswald
November 23rd - 1992 - The first Prototype Smartphone, IBM Simon, introduced at COMDEX as "Angler" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"There's a smartphone gait: the slow sidewalk weave that comes from being lost in conversation rather than looking where you're going." - Nancy Gibbs (or where you're driving)
November 24th, 1859 - Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.
1963 - Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
1979 - The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
November 24th is Evolution also known as 'All our Uncles are Monkeys' day.
"Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits." - Charles Darwin
"I am as innocent of any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room." - Jack Ruby
"We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans." - Jim McDermott
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