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Today in History & Daily Briefing, Dec. 13, 2011

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

It's Tuesday, December 13, the 347th day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines

Today's Weather

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming north between 5 and 8 mph. 

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind between 3 and 5 mph. 

Events & Reminders

  • The new Oxford Board of Education will meet tonight for the first time (see agenda attached)

Today in History

1545: Council of Trent.

1577: Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England on his round-the-world voyage.

1636: The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the U.S. National Guard.

2003: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit.

2006: The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct.

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

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