Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2011. Happy Halloween!
EVENTS & REMINDERS
- Shelter from the storm: For those left without power by the weekend nor'easter, both the Darien Library and are fully powered and open to the public today. The YMCA is also offering hot showers.
- Preschool time: At 1:30 p.m., the hosts a storytime for preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) including stories, songs, and act-outs.
- 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
- None scheduled
- Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming southeast between 4 and 7 mph.
- Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. East wind between 6 and 8 mph.
TIDES & TIMES
- High tide: 3:16 a.m. (7.3')
- Sunrise: 7:23 a.m.
- Low tide: 9:33 a.m. (0.3')
- High tide: 3:37 p.m. (7.9')
- Sunset: 5:51 p.m.
- Low tide: 10:14 p.m. (0.1')
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1517: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
- 1913: Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
- 1926: Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
- 1941: After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
- 1956: Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
- 1959: Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
- 2000: Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
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.