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November 6, 2018

Our forefathers selected early November as Election Day because the weather in November is moderate - most of the time. In days of old, transportation from rural areas to polling places was compromised by weather. In 1948, weather helped Harry Truman as two inches of r...

October 18, 2018

During idle time as an ambulance driver in World War I, Lewis Richardson would perform numerical weather experiments. He would catalog sky conditions, integrating numerical calculations into his journal. His sparse observations and calculations by hand didn't produce a...

August 7, 2018

The First Congress federalized existing lighthouses, built by the colonies, on August 7, 1789.  On that date, they also appropriated funds for lighthouses, beacons and buoys. The lighthouse directed ships safely through episodes of fog, storms and other weather events....

July 26, 2018

Each month has an interesting weather item. On July 23, 1893, Father Benito Vines died in Havana, Cuba and is regarded as the preeminent hurricane scholar of the 19th century. As director of the observatory at Belen College in Havana in 1870, he made meticulous observa...

July 25, 2018

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon. Yesterday marked the 49th anniversary of the successful splashdown of Apollo 11 and that successful splashdown couldn't have occurred without the expertise and guidance of Captain Hank Brandli.  Brandli was a U.S. Ai...

July 18, 2018

If you're out there working in it, frequent breaks and lots of water are needed.  C.J., Richard and the team from Booker Mechanical recently changed out an “A.C.” unit for us as everyone’s air conditioning units are “humming along.” Yesterday designated the 110th anniv...

July 2, 2018

The Bishop of Winchester died July 2, 862.  The Benedictine monk requested an outside burial so the rain would fall on his grave.  Once entombed in a cathedral, a long drought began. Re-buried outside, the drought ended and the rain returned for 40 days. The tradition...

April 8, 2018

With massive lightning hits in the northern sections of the state yesterday afternoon and a Kite Festival in Port Allen today and Sunday, possibly this column is appropriate... Benjamin Franklin invented pot belly stoves, bifocals and composed witty proverbs. His light...

April 6, 2018

From 1943 until late 1944, Augusta National, home of The Masters, was closed for play and transformed back into a farm to help the war effort. German prisoners of war provided the renovation work to erect the famous bridge over Rae’s Creek. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Suprem...

April 6, 2018

A trip to the beach includes launching the kite.  Aerodynamic design innovations have furthered kite flying to new “heights” that include multiple line maneuvering. The kite was first constructed in China, 2800 years ago, using silk and bamboo for a lightweight yet str...

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