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Southbury Daily Briefing: August 3

Everything you need to know to start your day.

Today is Friday, August 3, the 216th day of the year.

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Weather

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 - 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

  • 2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1921 – Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.

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

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