Darien Morning Briefing, July 5

A roundup of information and events to start the day.

Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2011.




  • Free Blood Pressure Screening: From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nursing Home & Care and the  are sponsoring a free blood pressure screening in the 's Community Room.
  • 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.
  • Toddler Tales: Caregivers and walkers up to 36 months are welcome at the library for this storytime, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.





  • Sewer Commission: 4:30 p.m., room 206 [agenda]



  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind between 5 and 9 mph. 
  • Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. 



  • Sunrise: 5:27 a.m.
  • Low tide: 9:00 a.m. (-0.33')
  • High tide: 2:59 p.m. (8.03')
  • Sunset: 8:29 p.m.
  • Low tide: 9:24 p.m. (0.16')



  • 1935: The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the U.S., is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1937: Spam is introduced to the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation..
  • 1989: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair.
  • 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.


Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from Tides.INFO (calibrated to Long Neck Point); 'Today in History' items compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.


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