Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 14

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


Monday: Moving day! Moving the warmth out--slowly. Morning clouds give way to some sun by afternoon. Early day temps in the upper 40s will settle to around 40 by afternoon, into the 30s by evening.

Tuesday: Sunny and seasonably chilly. Highs in the mid 30s.

Wednesday: Sunny & colder. Highs in the low 30s.

2. ONLINE WINTER PROGRAM BOOKLET: Acton Recreation is offering additional winter programs just released. Be sure to check out the new winter online program with great classes to start your new year. For more information, visit www.acton-ma.gov/recreation.

3. TEENS AND BREAKUPS: On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will present “Breaking Up is Hard to Do — Or is It? Talking to Your Teens About Break Ups.” The program will be offered twice, once at 10 AM and again at 7 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. The program is free and open to the public.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Dress Up Your Pet Day. Dress Up Your Pet Day gives you the opportunity to ... you guessed it ... dress up your pet. Some pets like to get dressed up. Others, want nothing to do with it. This day is an opportunity to really dress up your pet(s). Make something for them to wear.  Or, go to a pet store and buy an outfit. It's winter, so something warm is best.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1784 - The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War; 1878 - Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain's Queen Victoria; 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office. He flew from Miami, Fla., to French Morocco where he met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II; 1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months; 1972 - NBC-TV debuted "Sanford & Son"; 1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments; 1986 - "Rambo: First Blood, Part II" arrived at video stores. It broke the record set by "Ghostbusters", for first day orders. 435,000 copies of the video were sold; 1994 - U.S. President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed Kremlin accords to stop aiming missiles at any nation and to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine; 1999 - The impeachment trial of U.S. President Clinton began in Washington, DC.


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