Five Things You Need To Know Today, July 19
Is the heat wave broken?
Here are five things you need to know today:
1) Temperatures drop... Slightly
It looks like our heat wave might be broken today after yesterday's thunder storm. According to the National Weather Service, Woburn will have a high of temperature of 84 degrees. A light northerly wind will breeze through, as well. Tomorrow, temperatures may not hit 80!
2) "Old Lesbians" come to Woburn
The national organization—Old Lesbians Organizing for Change—is holding its annual conference in Woburn this weekend. The event begins tonight with Vice Mayor Denise Simmons of Cambridge welcoming women to an evening reception at the Hilton Boston-Woburn. The Del Martin Old Lesbian Pride Award will be presented at 8 p.m., followed by a Judy Ross singalong. The event is open to all women and you can pay at the door (with your credit card!). Click here for Thursday to Sunday's schedule of events.
3) Event Spotlight
Not sure what to do with the kids? Bring them to the library today for the "Imagine That: Celebrating Reading in Story and Song" performance. Davis Bates and Roger Ticknell will perform for kids starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Woburn Public Library. The performance is funded by a Woburn Cultural Council grant.
4) In Case You Missed It
Something happened in Woburn this week... We may have mentioned it yesterday. What was it again? Oh, right, a major highway was shut down overnight as firefighters and other hazmat officials expertly cleaned up 10,000 gallons of gasoline after a tanker rollover. Wonder how the tanker rolled over? The Mass State Police gave Patch the answer yesterday. Click here to read the story.
5) The world's first translation
On this day in 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt. The black basalt stone was found in Rosetta, Egypt and featured three different types of text—Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. In the Greek text, scholars read that the three passages contained identical text. The Rosetta Stone held the key to the Egyptian hieroglyphic language, which had been "dead" for 2,000 years.
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