Five Things to Start Your Day: Sept. 26

A few tid bits of facts and figures to start your Wednesday.

1. FORECAST: Today — Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph; Tonight — Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3 a.m., then a chance of showers. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

2. RELIGIOUS: Looking for a great High Holiday experience this year? Join the unique High Holidays Services and Programs of the Chabad Center of Sudbury for the High Holidays of 2012 at 10 a.m. where your family is guaranteed a refreshing High Holiday Experience that will be enjoyable, meaningful, and relevant. No membership or affiliation is required and no charge for seats.

3. FOOD & DRINK: Everyone is welcom to come for a tasty dinner and meet with friends, free of charge at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 472 Mass Avenue (Rt. 111) at Prospect Street in Acton.

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1789 —Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State; 1914 — The Federal Trade Commission was established; 1950 — United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans; 1960 — Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.

5. BORN TODAY: 1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-born Australian singer and actress; 1959 – Rich Gedman, Former Red Sox catcher; 1963 – Joe Nemechek, American NASCAR driver; 1981 – Serena Williams, American tennis player.






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