Five Things to Start Your Day: Oct. 12
A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.
1. FORECAST: Today — A chance of showers, mainly before noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 55; Tonight — Areas of frost after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 29.
2. GROWING SEASON MAY END TONIGHT: The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch Thursday for tonight into Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, possibly into the upper 20s. The conditions may kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
3. OCT. 12 CELEBRATIONS:
- Cookbook Launch Day — Cookbook Launch Day is a little known day designed to launch a new cookbook. Schools, churches, clubs and a wide range of organizations ask members to donate a recipe for creating of their own cookbook. Working with a publisher, they put a neat cookbook together filled with cherished recipes, and publish it for members and friends. It is often used as a fundraiser.
- Old Farmer's Day — Old Farmers Day honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history.
- Moment of Frustration Day — Moment of Frustration Day is truly a frustrating day. We believe one of the most important reasons for today, is the opportunity to let your frustrations out. If you are not frustrated, count your blessings. Don't use today to add to your frustrations. And whatever you do today, don't find new things to be frustrated about.
- World Egg Day - World Egg Day celebrates and promotes the benefits of eggs. It is truly a world, or international, celebration, from China and New Zealand, to Great Britain and Mexico.
4. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: The Acton-Boxborough football team plays host to Boston Latin while Lincoln-Sudbury takes on Wayland in a home game.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Massachusetts Gov. William Phips;1901 – PresidentTheodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House; 1979 – The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 millibars or 25.69 in.), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.