Five Things You Need To Know Today, June 26
Softball game tonight for Select players.
Here are five things you need to know today:
1) More rain?: It's probably not going to be as rainy as yesterday, but the National Weather Service says we can expect some rain and possible thunderstorms. Temperatures will only be in the high 60s today.
2) Wine tasting: Beacon Grille is hosting a wine-tasting tonight at 6 p.m. Join the upscale restaurant for an evening of food and wine pairings. But click here for contact information, seating is limited!
3) Event Spotlight: The Woburn Little League Girls' Softball Select Tournament team will play tonight at Weafer Park (upper field). The girls, between ages 11 and 12, will play the Assabet Valley Select Tournament Team. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
4) In Case You Missed It: A Woburn woman's pool cover was ripped and her flowers destroyed over the weekend. Check out that entry and others in the daily Woburn Police Log.
5) The President robs the cradle: On this day in 1884, U.S. President John Tyler, who was a widower, married his second wife, Julia Gardiner. Gardiner was 21 years old at the time of the marriage and was 29 years younger than her new husband. At the time she was the nation's youngest first lady in history, a title taken by Frances Cleveland who was a few months younger when she became First Lady. According to History.com, President Tyler had wooed Gardiner since she was 19, but their relationship was cemented after Tyler caught Gardiner after she fainted upon hearing the news of her father's tragic death in a cannon accident on a ship they were all sailing on. When they docked, Tyler carried Gardiner off the ship in his arms and the couple was soon married. Julia Gardiner died in 1889 in the same hotel room in which her husband had died 27 years earlier.
To find out what's going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.