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Day in History, Daily Briefing, Jan. 19, 2012

See what happened on this day in history.

Today is Thursday, January 19, the 19th day of the year and Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.

Today's Headlines

  • The into Planning and Zoning account so the secretary of the P&Z commission can stay for the entire meetings and take minutes for the public record.
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Today's Weather

Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. Calm wind becoming south between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Thursday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly between 7 p.m. and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind around 8 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Events & Reminders

The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at . Click here to see the agenda.

Today in History

1883: The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service in Roselle, N.J.

1920: The U.S. Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.

1977: Snow falls in Miami, FL, the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen.

1983: The release of the Apple Lisa is announced, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse.

2006: The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

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

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