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Southbury Daily Briefing: October 19

Everything you need to know to start your day.

Today is Friday, October 19, the 293rd day of the year.

Today's Top Headlines

Hampton Court Home Sells for $495K

Kids Not Reading Enough? Patch Has Tips from Author James Patterson

Weather

Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 68. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

  • 2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
  • 1987 – Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.
  • 1973 – President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.
  • 1917 – The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.

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

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