Oxford Daily Briefing, March 28

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

Today is Wednesday, March 28, the 88th day of the year.

Today's Headlines


Today's Weather 

Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming southwest between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Events & Reminders

  • at 10:30 a.m. at the
  • The Board of Finance are expected to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the to discuss the proposed Board of Education budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year with education administrators and school board members.

Today in History

1910: Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.

1946: The U.S. State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

1979: Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Penn., fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.

2000: Three children are killed when a Murray County, Ga., school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.

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


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