Region – Today is Friday, March 23. On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. The phrase was meant as an abbreviation of “oll correct,” a popular slang misspelling at the time of “all correct”.
In 1775 American Revolution hero Patrick Henry uttered his famous phrase – “Give me liberty, or give me death!”
And on this day in 1925, the state of Tennessee passed the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of “any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in theBible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”
This law was the subject of the fierce court battle, Tennessee v. John Scopes, which became famous also for the two attorneys involved, Clarence Darrow, for the defense and prosecutor William Jennings Bryan.
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Fine wines, craft beers, culinary treats, friends; a great cause equals a great night!
2. Come meet local artist John Murphrey at the Art in the Hall exhibit on Sunday afternoon, March 25 at the Hudson Town Hall.
3. True, it's almost April, not October. But this program on Monday night, March 26, at the Westborough Public Library sounds creepy and fun!
4. Genealogy is more popular than ever. If the subject has ever interested you, why not check out the meeting Monday night, March 26 of the Shrewsbury Genealogy Club?
5. Are you disillusioned by pro sports? Check out the website www.highschoolsports.net. You can find schedules and get results and updates on all of the high school sports teams that you are interested in. As an example, here's a schedule for Marlborough High School.
6. Northborough residents, did you know there is a great community resource guide available on the Town Clerk's page of the town's website? The guide was created in 2009, so some information may not be relevant. But it is a great place to still find some important, pertinent information, especially if you are new to the town.