Today is Thursday, September 27, the 271st day of the year World Tourism Day and Google's birthday.
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Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Events & Reminders
- The annual Friends of Brookfield Library Book Sale begins today with a special $15 early-bird admission. Click here for details on the full run of the sale.
Today in History
- 1066: William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
- 1777: Lancaster, PA is the U.S. capital for one day.
- 1822: Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
- 1979: The U.S. Department of Education receives final approval from Congress to become the 13th U.S. Cabinet agency.
- 1998: The Google Internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.
Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.