Five Things to Start Your Day: March 11
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your workweek.
Monday: Warmer yet with highs in the upper 40s coast, mid to upper 50s inland. Clouds & sun — what snow?
Tuesday: Cold front rolls through with rain ... temps in the 50s, winds pick up out of the south.
Wednesday: Windy with temps cooling fast late in the afternoon. Highs do reach the upper 40s by midday though.
2. ISAAC DAVIS TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETING: Would you like to be more successful? Would you like to feel more at ease when addressing a crowd? Would you like to enjoy a relaxed demeanor before your next interview? Or business presentation? Toastmasters can help. Isaac Davis Toastmasters invites you to tonight's meeting at 7:15 p.m. at Acton Memorial Library. What will you get out of being a member of Toastmasters? You’ll gain confidence in public speaking and leadership skills.
Isaac Davis Toastmasters Club has been around for over 40 years. Several members of the club have been active participants for three decades. At the Isaac Davis Club, members not only benefit from the opportunity to give many speeches throughout the year, but they also gain from the sage knowledge that only a seasoned Toastmaster can offer.
3. OLF SENIOR LUNCHEON: Today's luncheon at The Wayside Inn at noon will replace the monthly lunch. Cost of lunch is not included. Please R.S.V.P. as reservations are required to: Christine@fatimasudbury.org or call the office at 978-443-2647.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is Worship of Tools Day. There are few things that the male population worships more than his tools. To some, a tool is a natural extension of their arm. So, Worship of Tools Day is a logical day of celebration. And, it's definitely a guy thing. Please note, however, there are more than a few ladies who love to work with their hands, and find today to be an important holiday.
- 1861 — The Confederate States of America adopted its constitution.
- 1888 — A torrential rainstorm hit the East Coast. The rain turned to snow the next day and it became the Blizzard of 1888, the most famous snowstorm in American history. It caused more than 400 deaths.
- 1930 — William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
- 1941 — President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Bill.
- 1942 — General Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines saying, "I shall return."
- 1985 — Mikhail Gorbachev became head of the Soviet Union following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. At 54, he was the youngest member of the ruling Politburo.
- 1993 — Janet Reno won unanimous Senate confirmation to be the first female U.S. Attorney General.
- 2004 — Over 200 people were killed and over 1,400 were injured when bombs exploded in Madrid train stations. Al-Qaeda took responsibility for the attacks.
- 2011 — Japan is hit by an enormous earthquake that triggers a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north, about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. Cooling systems in one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station fail shortly after the earthquake, causing a nuclear crisis.