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Darien Morning Briefing, Oct. 28

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

Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2011.

HEADLINES

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.

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

  • None scheduled

FORECAST

  • 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.

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