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Oxford Daily Briefing, April 12

Your daily dose of information from Oxford Patch.

Today is Thursday, April 12, the 103rd day of the year and the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

Today's Headlines

  • The Oxford Board of Finance met last night to discuss the budget but did not make any decisions. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at to further discuss the budget. The board is expected to vote on the budget that night.

Today's Weather 

Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Thursday: Scattered showers, mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind between 8 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Events & Reminders

  • The Nine Mile Players, Oxford's community theatre group, will hold auditions for its spring musical production of You Can't Stop The Beat, From Broadway to Hollywood! Auditions at the Oxford Grange, 482 Oxford Road, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight and on Saturday April 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. .

Today in History

1861: The American Civil War begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, SC.

1934: The strongest surface wind gust in the world, at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, NH.

1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; Vice President Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.

1961: Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2.

1999: President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.

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

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