The C.A. six tips of the day for Aug. 9
Region – Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2012.
On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens became the first American to win four gold medals in one Olympiad, at the games held in Berlin.
On this day in 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb, “Fat Man,” on Nagasaki, Japan, killing 39,000 people.
And on this day in 1969, the world was shocked when five people, including Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski, were murdered in California by followers of Charles Manson.
Today’s birthdays include – the late Whitney Houston (1963); actress Gillian Anderson (1968); and Celtics great Bob Cousy (1928).
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Here’s a great story about an interesting place in Shrewsbury with a fascinating past.
2. The Quinsigamond Rowing Association has information regarding the US Rowing Masters National Rowing Championships, including important information regarding parking.
3. The Apsley Park Community Garden in Hudson is seeking volunteers for a clean-up project this Saturday, Aug. 11.
4. Westborough voters approved tax agreements for two companies at a Special Town Meeting on Aug. 7.
5. The town of Westborough has confirmed that mosquitoes in town have been confirmed to be carrying the West Nile virus.
6. Barbara Polan offers her thoughts on Facebook for the 50s crowd in this blog entry.
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