Five Things to Start Your Day: Feb. 25
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your workweek.
Monday: Clearing skies with temps from 37-42. Light north wind 4-9mph.
Tuesday: Sun then clouds. Few rain/snow showers at night. Low 40s.
Wednesday: Rain and wind move in. Could be a wintry mix outside 495 and north of the Pike during the morning commute. Upper 30s to near 40.
2. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COGNITIVE DECLINE: PERCEPTIV, is a unique patent pending blend of vitamins and clinically researched nutrients, shown to enhance mental clarity, help improve memory and improve executive function by an average of 20 percent in adults of all ages. Thomas Shea, Ph.D., scientific advisor for Sevo Nutraceuticals, will lead a vibrant discussion about PERCEPTIV tomorrow at 7 p.m., at Acton Pharmacy where the supplement is sold. Space is limited. Please call 978-263-3901 to reserve your seat.
3. RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT: Dine in or take out at Lotus Blossom tomorrow between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and 20 percent of your total check will be donated to the Relay For Life of Lincoln/Sudbury if you mention it.
Help support this great cause and a local business. Prizes and giveaways all night. If possible, make a reservation ahead of time.
4. WHAT ODD HOLIDAY IS HELD TODAY?: Today is Pistol Patent Day. Samuel Colt invented the pistol. He received Patent # 138 for it on this day in 1836. The patent was for the Colt Revolver with a rotating chamber containing six bullets.
- 1870 — Hiram Revels became the first black United States senator, taking over the term of Jefferson Davis.
- 1901 — J.P. Morgan formed U.S. Steel Corporation, the first billion-dollar corporation in the world.
- 1948 — Communists took control of the government in Czechoslovakia.
- 1964 — Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion for the first time by knocking out Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.
- 1983 — Tennessee Williams, American playwright, died.
- 1986 — President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines; Corazon Aquino took over the office.