Today is Wednesday, October 24, the 298th day of the year and World Development Information Day.
Charter Revision: 5-Member Board of Selectmen; Separate First Selectman Race
Patch In: Ladies Don't Talk Politics
Sports: Boys Soccer Wins Senior Night Match
Wednesday: Light rain likely, mainly before 7 a.m., then areas of drizzle. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Wednesday Night: Areas of drizzle. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind.
Events & Reminders
- The Senior Center is hosting another free workshop in the LIVE WELL series at 2:30 p.m. for people with chronic, ongoing health issues. Click here for details.
- The Library Board of Trustees is meeting at the library at 7 p.m.
- The Coalition for Suicide Awareness is meeting in room 129 of Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Today in History
- 1590: John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.
- 1861: The first transcontinental telegraph line across the U.S. is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
- 1929: "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange marks the beginning of the Great Depression.
- 1947: Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
- 2002: Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
- 2008: "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10 percent in most indices.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.