April 19

The Federal Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a truck bomb, 1995.

A federal raid on the Branch Davidian headquarters in Waco, Texas ended in fire and the deaths of as many as 89 people, 1993. The religious group had held federal firearms agents at bay for 52 days after four agents had been killed in an initial attempt to take over the group's fortress.

Former President Harry S. Truman cracked a bull whip to urge a team of oxen hitched to a covered wagon in Independence, Missouri forward on a 2,020 mile journey to Oregon to mark Oregon's statehood centennial, 1959. Seven wagons, all driven by Oregonians, were brought to Independence to begin the re-enactment of pioneers' march west on the Oregon Trail.

Warsaw Ghetto uprising began, 1943.

Another three million acres of land in Indian Territory were opened to homesteaders, 1892.

Charles Duryea finished the first American-built automobile, 1892, at his shop in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Much of downtown Denver burned, 1863.

Battle of Lexington, 1775. British troops led by Major Pitcairn fired on the "minutemen" at Lexington Green, killing eight. Their march to Concord was marked by a skirmish at Old North Bridge where several more were killed on both sides. The British destroyed war materiel at the Concord armory. Their march back to Boston was conducted under fierce fire from the colonists. A relief column led by Lord Percy rescued the British troops from being completely slaughtered or forced to surrender.

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time. -- J. S. Knox

Keep out of Chancery [law court] . . . . It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains. -- Tom Jarndyce

Psalm 116:1-2 (American Standard Version)

  I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
  Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer:

'Tis not enough to bend the knee,
And words of prayer to say;
The heart must with the lips agree,
Or else we do not pray.

63 Average High Temperature in Boise

40 Average Low Temperature in Boise

6 55 a.m. Sunrise

8 34 p.m. Sunset