Friday, December 15, 2017

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Today - December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - Fly your US flag at half staff until midnight tonight.
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How about help filling out the community calendar? Click on the Add Event button at the bottom of the calendar and I will review and post them. OR Call 402-432-5018 (cell) or email to this site. Thanks in advance. - Dave

 

Good news! All the moderate drought areas are GONE! Abnormally dry areas decreased from 19.78% to 8.13% - as the rain/snow continues, these areas should continue to shrink.   Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.

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.

 

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

Last quarter is at 01:40 (1:44 AM) on Thursday,  Dec 3rd.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Dec 02 07:31 AM 04:58 PM 9:27 20
Thu, Dec 03 07:32 AM 04:58 PM 9:26 19
Fri, Dec 04 07:33 AM 04:58 PM 9:25 18
Sat, Dec 05 07:34 AM 04:58 PM 9:24 17
Sun, Dec 06 07:35 AM 04:58 PM 9:23 16
Mon, Dec 07 07:36 AM 04:57 PM 9:21 15
Tue, Dec 08 07:37 AM 04:57 PM 9:20 14

Last quarter is at 01:40 (1:44 AM) on Thursday,  Dec 3rd.

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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

December 2nd, 1927 - The new Ford Model A is introduced to the American public.

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1980 - A death squad in El Salvador murders four US nuns and churchwomen.

1982 - Dentist Barney Clark receives the first permanent artificial heart, developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik.

2001 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in US history. - This company was started in Omaha.

December 2nd is National Fritters day.

"I knew that my father was going to die of heart disease and I was trying to make a heart for him.' - Dr. Robert Jarvik

"At the height of the Enron mania, the company's market value was $65 billion. Once the dust cleared, the final value was $0." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Enron CEO Kenneth Lay has sold all of his Enron stock. I guess we all knew that. In fact, the only thing he owns now is the Bush administration." - David Letterman

December 3rd, 1984 - Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India. Atlantic article

1997 - Representatives of 121 nations sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting the manufacture or deployment of antipersonnel landmines; the People’s Republic of China, the US and the USSR do not sign.

December 3rd is National Roof over Your Head day.

""Union Carbide lives on and waits for us to die." - Unnamed survivor

"We are not against business. We are against business without morality." - Champa Devi Shukla

December 4th, 1950 - The University of Tennessee defies court rulings by rejecting five Negro applicants.

1981 - President Ronald Reagan broadens the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the United States.

December 4th is Santa's List and Wear Brown Shoes day.

"I'm going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you're not going to believe it. ” - George H.W. Bush
"Let's remember, the CIA's job is to go out and create wars." - Jesse Ventura

December 5h, 1933 - The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier.

2007 - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle kills 8 people at Westroads Mall, Omaha, Neb., before taking his own life. Here are the victims

December 5th is Bathtub Party and Repeal day.

"Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders." - Chris Rock

"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth." - Will Rogers

December 6th - 1967 - Adrian Kantrowitz performs first human heart transplant in the US.

1969 - Hell's Angels, hired to provide security at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, beat and stab to death concert-goer Meredith Hunter.

1973 - US House of Representatives confirms Gerald Ford as Vice-President of the United States, 387–35.

December 6th is Saint Nicholas, Mitten Tree and Put on Your Own Shoes day.

"I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave." - Gerald Ford

"Things are more like today than they have ever been before." - Gerald Ford

December 7th - 1941 - Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII. 

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December 7th is International Civil Aviation, Letter Writing, National Cotton Candy and Pearl Harbor day.

"The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots." - Diane Watson

December 8th, 1980 - John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building.

2010 - SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

December 8th is National Brownie and Take it in the Ear day.

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted." - John Lennon

"I really didn't mean to hurt anybody. I liked John Lennon." - Mark David Chapman

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