Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2011.
EVENTS & REMINDERS
- Dig Pink: At 7 p.m., the Darien volleyball team hosts to promote breast cancer awareness/health. The entry fee is $5; proceeds go to the Side Out Organization. (You can also donate online here.) The Blue Wave goes up against Trinity Catholic in tonight's game.
- Page One: At 7:30 p.m., the hosts a free screening of Page One: Inside the New York Times. The 2011 documentary "gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk."
- 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.
- Linda George paintings: From now until Nov. 9, by Linda George will be on display in the library's art gallery.
- None scheduled
- Friday: Sunny, with a high near 50. North wind between 10 and 13 mph.
- Friday night: A chance of rain, mainly after 5 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
TIDES & TIMES
- Low tide: 6:49 a.m. (-0.5')
- Sunrise: 7:20 a.m.
- High tide: 12:53 p.m. (9.1')
- Sunset: 5:55 p.m.
- Low tide: 7:29 p.m. (-0.9')
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1538: The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
- 1636: A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
- 1776: American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
- 1886: In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
- 1919: The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
- 1958: John XXIII is elected Pope.
- 1965: Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
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.