Today is Friday, June 8, the 160th day of the year and World Oceans Day.
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Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Events & Reminders
- is hosting a Thrift Shop sale Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., to benefit Brookfield Social Services. All items are $2. .
- Eye Empire and Face the King will be at Saturday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. .
- Brookfield Cub Scouts are holding their Spring Recruitment Day at 1 p.m. Sunday at . .
Today in History
- 793: Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfame in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
- 1789: James Madison introduces 12 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution in the House of Representative. By 1791, 10 of them are ratified by the state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights; another is eventually ratified in 1992 to become the 27th Amendment.
- 1906: Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
- 1949: George Orwell's 1984 is published.
- 2004: The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.