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Brookfield Daily Briefing: Mar. 5

Everything you need to start your day in Brookfield.

Today is Monday, March 5, the 65th day of the year.

Today's Headlines

Capitol Roundup:

Today's Weather

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind between 7 and 10 mph. 

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 13. North wind around 7 mph. 

Events & Reminders

  • The Housatonic Valley Rotary Club has their regular meeting today at 6 p.m. at on Federal Road. .
  • Open basketball tonight in the  (BHS) gym starting at 7:30 p.m. Price is $5 at the door or $60 for a season pass. .

Today in History

  • 1616: Nicolaus Copernicus' book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church. 
  • 1770: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later. The event becomes known as the Boston Massacre.
  • 1836: Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34 caliber.
  • 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday," closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 1960: Cuban photographer Alberto Korda takes his iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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