Simon’s Weekly Weather
Issued Sunday March 5, 2023 – 8:25 P.M. MST
Wednesday & Thursday
March 8 & 9
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of mountain snow showers. Lows in the lower teens to lower 20s with mid teens around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s with mid 20s around 5000 feet.
Friday Thru Sunday,
March 10, 11 & 12
A chance of valley rain or snow and mountain snow. Lows in the mid teens to mid 20s with near 20 around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s with lower 30s around 5000 feet.
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ON THIS DAY…
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14
March 9-National Meatball Day
Pack your Lunch Day
March 11– National Dream Day
March 12– National Working Moms Day
National Napping Day
Save A Spider Day
Movie of the Week
With 2040, documentarian Damon Gameau entertainingly surveys possible solutions to the climate change crisis, offering an unusually optimistic way forward.
Word of the Week
Part of Speech:
The joining together of timbers to create a framework.
Book of the Week
“A Long Walk To Water”
by Linda Sue Park
Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.
This Week In History – Mar. 8– Mar. 14
1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1838: US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes).
1887: Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes.
1913: Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes.
1822: Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth.
1858: Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox.
1861: Us Confederate currency authorized – $50, $100, $500, $1,000.
1936: Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player.
1847: 1st money minted in Hawaii
1876: First telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you” to his assistant Thomas Watson.
1906: Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
1779: US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time).
1882: Fridtjof Nansen sets out on a sea voyage to study Arctic zoology.
1897: A meteorite enters the earth’s atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.
1642: Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing the north-west coast of the South Island.
1664: New Jersey becomes an English colony.
1737: Galileo’s body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.
1639: Harvard College was named for clergyman John Harvard.
1781: William Herschel discovered Uranus.
1901: 23rd President Benjamin Harrison died in Indianapolis at age 68.
1925: Tennessee outlawed the teaching of evolution.
1794: Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin.
1903: The Hay-Herran Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, was ratified by the U.S. Senate. Theodore Roosevelt issued an executive order making Pelican Island, in Florida, a “preserve and breeding ground for native birds,” marking the birth of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
1994: The free, open-source computer operating system, Linux version 1.0.0, was released.