Five Things to Start Your Day: Sept. 28
A few tidbits of facts and figures to end your work week.
1. FORECAST: Today — Rain, mainly after 10am. Patchy fog after 10am. High near 58. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the morning; Tonight — Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog before 9pm, then Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50.
2. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: In the mood for a couple of gridiron games? Head over to Bowditch Field tonight at 7 as Framingham plays host to Lincoln-Sudbury. Or, visit Leary Field at 7 p.m. on Saturday as Acton-Boxborough and Marshfield go head-to-head.
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1918 — In the worlds worst flu epidemic (Spanish Flu called because the first major outbreak causing multiple deaths was in Spain) in history an estimated 30 million people died worldwide. Philadelphia was the hardest hit city in the United States. After the Liberty Loan parade on September 28, thousands of people became infected causing the death of 12,000 in the city; 1924 — Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, Washington. completing the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. The flight had begun from Seattle On April 6 with three aircraft named "Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans". The Boston came down while crossing the Atlantic. The Chicago flown by ( Lt. Lowell Smith (pilot) and 1st Lt. Leslie Arnold ) and the New Orleans flown by ( Lt. Erik Nelson (pilot) and Lt. Jack Harding.) completed the journey.
5. BORN TODAY: 1954 – Steve Largent, American football player and U.S. Congressman; 1967 – Mira Sorvino, American actress; 1976 – Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist; 1987 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer.