5T: Headlines in History Tells Us of 1924 Murder
Read through today's column, featuring news, information, events and historical tidbits.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:
1) Veterans Day observance
Today is Nov. 12, the official holiday observance of Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Although the city held its parade and new war memorial dedication on Sunday, Woburn City Hall, public schools and other businesses will observe Veterans Day today.
2) Free fun for veterans
The Boston Rock Gym will honor veterans today with a free "day of climbing." Show proof of your military service, and you can go indoor rock-climbing for free! Click here for more details. For more Veterans Day deals, click here.
3) Summer-like weather
According to the National Weather Service's specialized forecast just for Woburn, it's going to feel a little bit like summer today. The NWS says we'll have temperatures in the 70s and sunshine all day today. To put that in perspective, our average high temperature in Woburn for this time of year is 53 degrees. The record high for Nov. 12 was 66 degrees in 1982. (The record low was 13 degrees in '76.)
4) In case you missed it
Our weekly round-up of Woburn Police news was published yesterday. Take a look at what happened last week, including a guy who drove off the road and hit a bunch of things (including a house), a man in a wheelchair who was mugged and more. The Five Police Incidents That Had Woburn Talking are here.
5) Headlines in history
Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? Some headlines in newspapers regarding Nov. 12 events in Woburn were:
- 1924—Young Woburn Girl Shot Dead—A 50-year-old father was held for questioning after the shooting death of his 14-year-old daughter on Center Street.
- 1935—Kenney Is Victor In Woburn Fight—Mayor Edward W. Kenney defeated Sherwood H. Van Tassel by 648 votes.