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Oxford Daily Briefing, April 27

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

Today is Thursday, April 27, the 118th day of the year.

Today's Headlines

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Today's Weather 

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 17 and 23 mph. 

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West wind between 5 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. 

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1667: The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

1777: The Battle of Ridgefield takes place as British invasion forces engage and defeat the Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars in Ridgefield, CT.

1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.

1974: 10,000 march in Washington, D.C. calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon.

1981: Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

2006: Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

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

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