Brookfield Daily Briefing: May 18

Everything you need to know today in Brookfield.

Today is Friday, May 18, the 139th day of the year and International Museum Day.

Today's Headlines


House Hunt:

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Today's Weather 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind at 7 mph becoming south. 

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm. 

Events & Reminders

  • Family Movie Night at (HHES) tonight features Hotel for Dogs, starting at 6:30 p.m. The movie is free and popcorn will be provided. .
  • The Brookfield Lacrosse Club is having their spring tag sale fundraiser on Saturday at Cadigan Park. The giant sale starts at 8 a.m. .
  • The annual Gurski Open House is Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society. .

Today in History

  • 1652: Rhode Island passes the first law in English-speaking North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the U.S. Secretary of State.
  • 1896: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the "separate but equal" doctrine is constitutional. 
  • 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
  • 1995: Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.

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


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