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Southbury Daily Briefing: August 28

Everything you need to know to start your day.

Today is Tuesday, August 28, the 241st day of the year.

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Weather

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

  • 1991 – Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
  • 1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1898 – Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".

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

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