Five Things to Start Your Day: Feb. 15

A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.


Friday: Partly sunny, breezy & milder with highs from 45-50.

Saturday: Cloudy skies with some light snow developing by 8am & lasting until 3pm. 1-3" of snow possible in many towns. Cloudy skies for the evening hours. Temps near 32.

Sunday: Windy & cold (no storm) with a mix of sun & clouds. Highs only in the upper 20s.

2. BUSINESS EDUCATION SERIES: Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce offers a Business Education series every third Friday of the month hosted by Emerson Hospital from 11:30 - 1 p.m. This is a bring-your-own-lunch event or purchase something in the cafe. Drinks and parking vouchers are provided. Check our webiste for monthly topic titles. This Business Education series is sponsored by Workers Credit Union. $10 pre-registered members; $15 non-members. Register on line at www.mwcoc.com or call 978-263-0010.

3. MEET STATE REP. TOM CONROY: Office hours and locations for today are as follows:

  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Raytheon Room
  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm – Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury - Small meeting room, 2nd floor
  • 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street, Bigelow Auditorium

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Singles Awareness Day. Singles Awareness Day is for those who are unattached and without a significant other. It is celebrated the day after Valentine's Day. On Singles Awareness day:

  • Singles get together. It's a chance to meet.
  • Singles give each other gifts,
  • You can celebrate and enjoy the fact that you are unattached.


  • 1764 — St. Louis, Mo., was founded as a French fur-trading post.
  • 1879 — President Rutherford Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
  • 1898 — USS Maine blew up in Havana harbor, touching off the Spanish-American War.
  • 1913 — The New York Armory Show opened, introducing America to Picasso, Duchamp, and Matisse.
  • 1933 — Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in an assassination attempt on president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami.
  • 1965 — The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.
  • 1989 — More than 100,000 Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan almost 10 years after the USSR invaded the country.
  • 2002 — Olympics officials resolved the judging scandal by awarding Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier a gold medal while allowing the Russians, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, to keep their medal.
  • 2003 — Millions of protesters around the world demonstrated against the threat of a U.S. war on Iraq.



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