Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 29

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


Thursday: Partly sunny. Temps in the mid 40s.

Friday: Brrrr...cold blast of air. Sun & clouds with temps only in the mid 30s for the day!

Saturday: Cloudy skies with a few flurries. Those flurries switch to sprinkles by evening. Temps spend much of the day in the 30s then rise to near 40 by evening.

2. GET IN ON OUR HOLIDAY CONTEST!: If you enjoy decking the home and yard with Christmas decorations, check out our contest, which runs until Dec. 16. Click here if you live in Sudbury; click here if you live in Acton.

3. DID YOU WIN POWERBALL?: The drawing for the $500 million (or more) jackpot was last night. What would you do if you're the winner?

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Square Dance Day. English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S., a caller was added to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western rural areas, and with senior citizens.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1947 — The United Nations voted to grant the Jewish people a homeland to be established in Palestine; 1963 — The Beatles released I Want to Hold Your Hand in Great Britain; 1963 — President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy; 1986 — Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82; 2001 — Beatle George Harrison died of cancer.


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