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Darien Morning Briefing, Nov. 2

A roundup of local info and events to start the day.

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2011.

HEADLINES

EVENTS & REMINDERS

  • Miss Representation: At 7 p.m., the Darien Library hosts a screening of the 2011 documentary Miss Representation (parental guidance suggested) followed by an expert panel discussion. The film "explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman."
  • Holiday Makeovers: At 11 a.m., the hosts "Holiday Makeovers," a chance to get ready for holiday parties and to find out how to make the best of the make-up you already own. Linda Hurst is back this year to discuss how to use and where to buy makeup, and demonstrate technique of application. Bring your own make-up and a small stand up mirror so you can try out her techniques.
  • Linda George paintings: From now until Nov. 9,  by Linda George will be on display in the library's Art Gallery.
  • Fashion Transformed: From now until Jan. 27, the y hosts ." The exhibit features 17 costumes from the era. The center is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DARIEN PLAYHOUSE SHOWTIMES

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • Environmental Protection Commission: 7:30 p.m., room 206 [agenda]
  • Advisory Commission on Coastal Waters: 7:30 p.m., room 213

FORECAST

  • Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind between 3 and 5 mph. 
  • Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Light southwest wind. 

TIDES & TIMES

  • High tide: 5:15 a.m. (6.9')
  • Sunrise: 7:26 a.m.
  • Low tide: 11:38 a.m. (0.8')
  • High tide: 5:40 p.m. (7.0')
  • Sunset: 5:49 p.m.

TODAY IN HISTORY

  • 1675: King Philip's War: A combined force from the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts.
  • 1783: In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army."
  • 1920: In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.
  • 1936: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.
  • 1947: In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules, the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
  • 1959: Twenty One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.
  • 1960: Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.
  • 1983: President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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.

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