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Oxford Daily Briefing: Oct 18

Sunny today, with a chance of rain after midnight.

Today is Thursday, October 18, the 292nd day of the year and Alaska Day.

Today's Headlines

  • Former Oxford tax collector's pension will be revoked
  • The Dalai Lama visits Danbury today; we have what you need to know if you're going to the hat city today
  • Home sales are up but prices are down in Connecticut

Today's Weather 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

  • 1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first U.S. labor organization.
  • 1851: Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
  • 1867: U.S. takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.
  • 1945: The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for the U.S. plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1954: Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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