Today is Tuesday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2011.
EVENTS & REMINDERS
- Free Blood Pressure Screening: The Darien Library hosts a free blood pressure screening from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the .
- Short Stories for Long Days: Carroll Stenson leads a weekly discussion on short stories at the library from 3 to 4 p.m. Copies of the stories are available for pickup at the Welcome Desk during the week prior to each meeting.
- Get Puzzled: Help the library solve the world's largest jigsaw puzzle in record time for a chance to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
- DCA Closed: The is closed through Friday, Aug. 12.
- Board of Education: 7:45 a.m., BOE meeting room [agenda]
- Sewer Commission: 7:30 p.m., room 206 [agenda]
- Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.
- Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. North wind between 6 and 9 mph.
TIDES & TIMES
- High tide: 1:36 a.m. (8.4')
- Sunrise: 5:50 a.m.
- Low tide: 8:03 a.m. (-0.6)
- High tide: 2:05 p.m. (8.4')
- Sunset: 8:09 p.m.
- Low tide: 8:28 p.m. (-0.3')
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1610: Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay, believing he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
- 1776: The Declaration of Independence, whose wording was approved on July 4, is formally signed by Congress (by most historical accounts).
- 1934: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
- 1964: North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
- 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to Long Neck Point); 'Today in History' items compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.