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Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 6

Today is Election Day.

1. FORECAST:

Tuesday: Sunny & chilly with afternoon temps in the lower 40s.

Wednesday: Cloudy skies with rain developing by late day. Coastal wind (northeast) between 20-35mph by afternoon. Cold & raw with temps in the mid 40s.

Thursday: Cloudy with periods of rain & drizzle. Chilly & raw with temps in the upper 40s.

2. GO OUT AND VOTE:

  • Where to vote in Sudbury
  • Where to vote in Acton

3. CAMPUS CORNER CALLOUT: The winter sports season has begun at the collegiate level and Patch.com is looking for athletes from Lincoln, Sudbury, Acton and Boxborough to highlight in the weekly Campus Corner feature. Email local editor Robert Fucci with the names, college and sport so we can keep an eye out for their progress this season.

4. TODAY IS SAXOPHONE DAY: Adophe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born on this day in 1814. So, the reason for celebrating on this day is apparent.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1917 - NY allows women to vote; 1941 - Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor; 1962 - Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more; 1968 - Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey; 1976 - Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years; 1984 - Pres Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D); 1987 - Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards; 1991 - Russian president Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party.

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