Here's a quick how to for using the calendar - Click on the event for details, including a map link to the event, what's going to happen, etc.
Cass County Fair time approaches!
Click on the image for the Fair website
OK, here we go into abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions increasing, now covering the entire Panhandle... The bad news is the abnormally dry area increased from 40.5% to 42.2% - the worse news is moderate drought areas increased from 2.9% to 10.1%. Cass County holding at normal, for the time being. I left last week's map for easy comparison. Click on either image for the home page of the UNL drought monitor. Nebraska is not alone. Let's think seriously about conserving water.
1st quarter, Wednesday, August 10th at 1:21 PM
Click HERE for the current moon phase
Days getting shorter, but not much cooler...
|Day||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until autumn|
|Wed, Aug 03||06:24 AM||08:38 PM||14:14||49|
|Thu, Aug 04||06:25 AM||08:37 PM||14:12||48|
|Fri, Aug 05||06:26 AM||08:36 PM||14:10||47|
|Sat, Aug 06||06:27 AM||08:35 PM||14:08||46|
|Sun, Aug 07||06:28 AM||08:34 PM||14:06||45|
|Mon, Aug 08||06:29 AM||08:32 PM||14:03||44|
|Tue, Aug 09||06:30 AM||08:31 PM||14:01||43|
History is not good or bad - it just is.
August 3rd, 1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals.
"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either." - Jesse Owens
August 4th, 1944 - Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one of the people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death.
"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains." - Anne Frank
1984 - Carl Lewis won a gold medal in the Los Angeles Olympics.
"Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet." - Carl Lewis
August 5th, 2011 - Standard & Poor's Financial Services lowered the United States' AAA credit rating by one notch to AA-plus.
"Political disagreement across and within parties has complicated the policy decision-making process and resulted, in our view, in a weaker ability to enact reform, which constrains the ratings," - Standard and Poor's
August 6th, 1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The uranium bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed. (8:16am Japanese time)
Click on the image for a yotube video of both bomb explosions
Click HERE for Enola Gay crew quotes
August 7th, 1782 - George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart.
"The only medal that I am certain I deserved is the Purple Heart." - Bob Kerrey
August 8th, 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.
"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte
August 9th, 1945 - The Bockscar dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered August 14th.
Click HERE for an account of the Bockscar and its crew; click on the image for the text of General Sweeney's testimony in 1995.
“Today millions of people in America and Japan are alive because we ended the war when we did." - Major General Charles Sweeney, in testimony before Congress
I'm going to stop any references to the presidential election craziness both for the elephants and the donkeys. Trying to maintain my non-partisan approach to this circus.
"History is a set of lies agreed upon." - Napoleon Bonaparte