March 24

NATO planes and missiles dropped explosives in Yugoslavia, 1999, to deter attacks by the Yugoslav army against Albanians in the province of Kosovo. President Slobodan Milosevic was using the army to foil a separatist movement in Kosovo.

The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling over ten million gallons of oil, 1989.

Movie director John Huston and his father, actor Walter Huston, won Oscars for their work on The Treasure of Sierra Madre, 1949.

The Soviet Union announced that it was withdrawing its troops from Iran, 1946. The presence of the troops had been a point of contention between the Soviet Union and the British government, since the wartime understanding was that the Soviet Union would leave Iran as soon as WWII hostilities ended.

France, in an apparent bidding war with the Japanese to win favor in Indochina, said that Vietnam would have financial independence in the French Commonwealth, 1945.

Construction began on the New York City subway, 1900.

 The first long-distance telephone service began, 1883. It connected New York City with Chicago.

Microbiologist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis, 1882.

The Mexican state of Texas-Coahuila allowed Americans to begin settlements, 1825.

Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. -- Charles Colton

There is no remedy for love but to love more. -- Thoreau

Luke 11: 9-13 (American Standard Version)

  And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
  For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

56 Average High Temperature in Boise

35 Average Low Temperature in Boise

7 40 a.m. Sunrise

8 03 p.m. Sunset