April 24

Arbor Day week. Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April. “Set trees poor and they will grow rich; set trees rich and they will grow poor.” -- English Proverb

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched, 1990. 

IBM introduced its version of the personal computer on this date in 1981.

The American government gave 100,000 tons of grain to the United Nations relief agency, 1946.

Argentine president Juan Peron placed banks in Argentina under government management, 1946.

Flocks and herds near Fresno, California were infected with foot-and-mouth disease, 1924. Travelers from the area were required to be fumigated.

Miners at Wardner, Idaho asked for a pay raise and that only union men be employed in the mines, 1899. The raise was granted but mine owners refused to hire only union labor.

Congress passed the Land Act of 1820, setting the minimum sized parcel of government land to be sold to settlers at 80 acres with a price of $1.25 per acre.

A person may have more money than brains, but not for long.

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen

Psalm 31:12-16 (American Standard Version)

   I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
   For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
   But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.
   My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
   Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.

64 Average High Temperature in Boise

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