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Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 8

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

1 FORECAST:

Thursday: Gusty winds 30-45 along the coast, more rain and showers throughout the day. Low/mid 40s.

Friday: Early clouds break for some sun. Not a bad Fall day with highs near 50.

Saturday: Sun & clouds with temps in the low 50s.

2. BENEFIT FOR BUDDY DOG: Head over to Lyn Evans in Concord for a fun evening of shopping, raffles, silent auction, refreshments, and more from 5-8 p.m. all to benefit Buddy Dog Humane Society.

Tickets are $10.00 available prior to the event at Buddy Dog, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, and Lyn Evans, 29 Main St., Concord & on the day of event.

Lyn Evans will be donating 10 percent of all sales that evening to Buddy Dog Humane Society.

For more information: www.buddydoghs.org-978-443-6990.

3. WINTER PARKING BAN IN EFFECT IN ACTON: Residents are reminded that a winter parking ban is in effect from Nov. 1, 2012 until April 1, 2013.

On-street parking is prohibited between the hours of 1 .a.m and 6 a.m.. Vehicles that are illegally parked will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense if they interfere with snow removal operations.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Cook Something Bold Day. According to it's creator, Wellcat.com, Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, "homey" odors. It is celebrated in the month of November, as houses are closed up for the winter, and capture the cooking smells.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President; 1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote; 1938 - 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila; US President John F. Kennedy 1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president; 1984 - Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit; 2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; 2004 - War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah; 2011 - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

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