Oxford Daily Briefing: Headlines, History, Weather, Reminders

See what is happening on Aug. 27, 2012.


Today is Monday, August 27, the 240th day of the year.

Today's Headlines

  • Locals speak out about astronaut
  • Hearst investigation about Chris Murphy's attendance record
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Today's Weather 

Monday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

  • 1859: Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, PA leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
  • 1896: The shortest war in world history, the Anglo-Zanzibar War between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, lasts from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
  • 2003: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles distant.
  • 2003: The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the U.S., China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

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


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