Oxford Daily Briefing, Day in History: Aug 28

Everything you need to start your day in Oxford.

Today is Tuesday, August 28, the 241st day of the year.

Today's Headlines

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  • Flashback: when it ripped through Oxford a year ago today

Today's Weather 

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rains. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North wind around 6 mph.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1845: The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.

1898: Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola."

1957: U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stops speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single senator.

1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech. 

1963: Emily Hoffert and Janie Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.

2011: Tropical Storm Irene strikes Connecticut, cutting power to thousands of residents for a week or more.

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


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