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Woodbury-Middlebury Briefing: Tuesday, May 1

From events to weather to the day's headlines, it's all in the briefing.

 

Today is Tuesday, May 1, the 122nd day of the year and May Day.

Today's Headlines

Events & Reminders

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Today's Weather

Tuesday in Middlebury: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 57. Southeast wind 7 to 15 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night in Middlebury: Patchy fog before 8 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind between 8 and 11 mph.

Tuesday in Woodbury: Showers, mainly before noon. High near 58. Southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming north. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night in Woodbury: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Today in History

1707: The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1776: Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria) by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.

1886: Rallies are held throughout the U.S. demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket Affair.

1915: The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, rousing American sentiment against Germany and prompting the country's entrance into World War I.

1930: The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.

2003: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

2011: President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks is killed by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. 

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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