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Oxford Daily Briefing, April 19

See what's happening locally and what happened on this date in history.

Today is Thursday, April 19, the 110th day of the year and Bicycle Day.

Today's Headlines

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Today's Weather 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming west between 4 and 7 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. South wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm. 

Events & Reminders

Book discussion for adults will be held at 6:30 tonight at the

Today in History

1775: The American Revolutionary War begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

1927: Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

1987: The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.

1995: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK is bombed, killing 168. Timothy McVeigh was later convicted is what became known as the Oklahoma City Bombing.

2011: Fidel Castro resigns from the Community Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

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

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