Five Things to Start Your Day: March 22
A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.
Friday: Some early clouds/flurries then partly sunny skies. chilly with highs in the low 40s.
Saturday: Partly sunny & chilly. Highs in the low 40s. A fiesty wind makes it feel colder at times. Northwest wind 10-20mph.
Sunday: Sun & clouds. Less wind with highs in the mid 40s.
2. COME SEE 'HONK, JR.': The R.J. Grey Junior High School Drama Program presents Honk! Jr., a musical adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling." Tickets on sale at Donelan's (Acton Location); Red, White & Brew; the R.J. Grey office; and at the door. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 7 p.m.
3. 'PERSPECTIVES': A Step Above Dance Company is a student organized dance company out of Dancer’s Workshop in Sudbury. The company consists of advanced student dancers who enjoy choreographing and performing creative dances in a variety of genres. If you are looking for an enjoyable evening of beautiful music and dance, join A Step Above for its annual performance today at 7:30 p.m. at Vokes Theatre.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is National Goof Off Day. Assuming you won't get in trouble at work or school, go ahead and play some golf, or play video games all day. Spend extra time surfing the net. Go out and spend the day window shopping with your favorite friend. Or, just read sit down and read a book or watch Tv. This day is set aside for you to do anything you enjoy doing.
- 1765 — The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.
- 1820 — U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron.
- 1894 — The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals.
- 1895 — Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris.
- 1945 — The Arab League was formed in Cairo, by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
- 1972 — Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to be ratified by the states. The amendment would fail to get the required 38 states to ratify it.
- 1997 — Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.