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Five Things to Know About Jan. 14

What will you do today?

Welcome to Monday, Jan. 14, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today: 

1. On this day in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to travel on an airplane. Roosevelt flew from Miami to Morocco to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

2. On Jan. 14, 1973, Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert is broadcast via satellite and sets a record for the most-watched television broadcast, with an estimated 1 billion viewers across the world. The current record is held by the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was seen by 4.5 billion people worldwide. 

3. Famous birthdays: American actress Faye Dunaway is 72; American director Lawrence Kasdan is 63; American rapper LL Cool J is 45 and American Actor Jason Bateman is 44.

4. The weather today will be rainy with a high temperature of 57, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be cloudy with a low temperature of 38. 

5. Don't miss the Workhouse Arts Center's Education and Student Teacher exhibition, which runs until Jan. 20. The show features work from Workhouse teachers and their students from 2012. 

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Sally Spangler January 14, 2013 at 03:48 PM
I feel as if I have moved from the east coast of the US to the west coast - all this cool, damp fog reminds me of the months I lived back in the mid 1950's when I lived in Oakland, California. My husband and I would drive over the Oakland Bay Bridge to our jobs in San Francisco each morning in a fog which covered the traffic so that you could see very little of it except for a car or two in front of us. I also vividly remember a rather scarey drive from the airport to Camp Stoneman, CA. That fog covered us completely with a white sheet like a ghost. The bus's headlights shown only about 6 feet in front of us. It took forever to slowly drive through it. I was very glad to get to our destination! When I finally tumbled into my bunk, I closed my eyes, to not awaken until much later. Now that was a fog! Real, scarey fog! The bay area outside of San Francisco is fogged in sometimes. The morning fogs we have been experiencing here remind me of those days. Smile
James Cullum January 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Thanks for the great comments, Sally!

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