Today is Thursday, October 18, the 292nd day of the year and Alaska Day.
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Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Events & Reminders
- The Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials is meeting in Town Hall room 209 at 12:30 p.m.
- Brookfield's girls can try out for Travel Basketball tonight at Whisconier Middle School from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check out the event listing for details and start times for each age group.
- The Planning Commission is meeting in room 133 of Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Today in History
- 1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first U.S. labor organization.
- 1851: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
- 1867: U.S. takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.
- 1945: The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for the U.S. plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- 1954: Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.