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Oxford Daily Briefing, April 24

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

Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 115th day of the year and World Day for Laboratory Animals.

Today's Headlines

  • of mailboxes and for damage at
  • - a double squeeze bunt, which scored runners on second and third base. Oxford lost 2-0 to New Milford as that play cost the team the game.  

Today's Weather 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind around 16 mph. 

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a south wind between 15 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Events & Reminders

  • The Oxford Board of Finance will meet at 6:30 tonight at Town Hall to review and vote on budget requests.
  • The Oxford Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Oxford High School Library Media Center. (See the agenda attached.)  

Today in History

1704: The first regular newspaper in the U.S., the News-Letter, is published in Boston, MA.

1800: The U.S. Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress."

1918: First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs.

1955: The Bandung Conference ends with 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism and the Cold War.

1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery

2005: Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.

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

amandaleach April 24, 2012 at 06:26 AM
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