August 8

Two American B-17 bombers were flown from Hawaii to California by radio remote control, 1946.

800 German planes attacked London, 1940.

Britain and the Free French, led by Gen. Charles de Gaulle, signed a treaty to work together against the Germans and the collaborationist government of France, 1940.

115 protesters were arrested in Berlin at a rally against the arrest of the Rev. Martin Niemoeller, a prominent critic of the Nazi government, 1937. It was the only large anti-Nazi gathering in Berlin that had occurred in several years.

A captain with the Los Angeles Police Department made the observation that movie stars were heavy contributors to the Communist Party, 1934.

A drought in central and southeastern U.S. states added to misery caused by the developing economic depression, 1930. The Department of Agriculture reported that almost a million farm families were in the area that was most affected.

Plans were announced to have a Nazarene college open by fall in Nampa, Idaho, 1913. The school would be known as Northwest Nazarene College. A noted Idaho educator, C. F. French, was chosen to run the school.

Sugar City, Idaho, near Rexburg, was founded, 1903.

The return of Spanish troops to Spain from Cuba began, 1898, as the Spanish-American War neared its end and yellow fever took its toll. Manila in the Philippines was the last hold out for the Spanish side.

The Mormons selected Brigham Young as their leader, 1844, after church founder Joseph Smith had been killed by a mob.

The first steam locomotive in America, the English-built Stourbridge Lion, made its first run on the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's railroad, 1829.

Every great idea is a tyrant when it first appears [that is to say, it is applied indiscriminately, including being used for problems that it is not suited to solve]; hence the advantages which it produces become disadvantages all too quickly. It is possible, then, to defend and praise any institution that exists, if its beginnings are brought to remembrance, and it is shown that everything which was true of it at the beginning is true of it still. -- Goethe

The cobra will bite you whether you call it cobra or Mr. Cobra. -- An Indian Proverb

Isaiah 35:8-10 (American Standard Version)

   And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein. 
   No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up thereon; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: and the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

90 Average High Temperature in Boise

61 Average Low Temperature in Boise

6 42 a.m. Sunrise

8 58 p.m. Sunset