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Southbury Daily Briefing: August 16

Everything you need to know to start your day.

Today is Thursday, August 16, the 229th day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines

Weather

Thursday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Events & Reminders

  • Books, puzzles, games and coloring activities as well as special drinks for children and adults during Family Fun Night at .

Today in History

  • 1987 – Northwest Airlines Flight 255 a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashes after take off in Detroit, killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus 2 people on the ground.
  • 1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
  • 1930 – The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • 1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

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

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