Five Things to Start Your Day: March 19
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Tuesday.
Tuesday: Messy AM commute with snow to rain in the city and at the coast. Snow mixes with sleet and rain inland by midday. Highs 33 well inland to 45 across SE Mass coast. Winds gusts 30-45mph at the coast.
Wednesday: Spring arrives ... technically speaking. Cold with a mix of sun & clouds. Highs in the mid 30s.
Thursday: Cloudy skies with snow likely once again — could be enough to shovel & plow along the immediate coast--including Boston. Highs in the low 30s.
2. THE GREAT BOOK DISCUSSION: The Great Discussions Book Group will meet today 7:30 pm at the Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, in the second-floor conference room. The phone number for the book club contact is 978-263-5956. Today's selection is: Growing Up - Russell Baker.
3. MCAS TESTING DELAYED: A quick reminder that due to today's storm, MCAS testing will now take place on Monday, March 25.
4. ODD HOLIDAY'S HELD TODAY: Today is Poultry Day. Poultry Day celebrates chicken, turkey and other birds we commonly consume. Chicken and turkey are lower in fats, and cholesterol than other meats, making it better for your health. They also give you your breakfast eggs.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
- 1920 — The United States Senate voted down signing the Treaty of Versailles for the second time.
- 1931 — Nevada state legislature legalized gambling.
- 1953 — The Academy Awards were first televised.
- 1996 — Sarajevo became a united city again after four years when Moslem-Croat authorities took control of the last district held by Serbs.
- 2003 — Operation Iraqi Freedom is launched with air strikes on Baghdad, the beginning of the war with Iraq (March 20 in Iraq).
- 2003 — Mahmoud Abbas became prime minister of Palestine. He would later succeed Yasir Arafat as head of the PLO and president of the Palestinian Authority.