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Oxford Daily Briefing: Oct 10

Weather, Today in History and more in the Daily Briefing.

Today is Wednesday, October 10, the 284th day of the year, World Day Against the Death Penalty and World Mental Health Day.

Today's Headlines

  • Oxford school board members settle lawsuit with former superintendent
  • Blog: New tennis courts to be dedicated in honor of late Oxford resident
  • CT Restaurant Week is this week

Today's Weather 

Wednesday: A chance of drizzle before 9 a.m., then a slight chance of showers after 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Today in History

  • 1845: In Annapolis, MD, the Naval School (later renamed the U.S. Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
  • 1911: The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
  • 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komia Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, DE restaurant.
  • 1967: The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than 60 nations, comes into force.
  • 1973: Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

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

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