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Five Things to Know About Feb. 21

What have you got planned today?

Welcome to Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013! Here are some interesting facts about today: 

1. The newly completed Washington Monument was dedicated on this date in 1885. 

2. The first issue of The New Yorker magazine was published on this date in 1925. 

3. Famous Birthdays: British actor Alan Rickman is 67; former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is 66; American actor Kelsey Grammar is 58; American writer Chuck Palahniuk is 51 and American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 34. 

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4. The weather today will be sunny with a high temperature of 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be cloudy with a low of 27 degrees. 

5. Need to relax? The Ekoji Buddhist Temple‎, 6500 Lakehaven Lane in Fairfax Station, is holding a free meditation workshop at 7:30 p.m. Learn more here. 

Have a great day!

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