Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Rain likely: Looks like a wet one today. According to the National Weather Service there is a high likelihood of rain and possibly thunderstorms, mostly before 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High today near 82 degrees. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 56.
- Public meeting: The Burlington Board of Health will be meeting at 7 p.m. this evening in the main hearing room on the second floor of .
- Trivia: is hosting Stump Trivia at 8 p.m. this evening. Grab some friends to form a team and come down for questions on Anatomy to Literature, Movies to History.
- New career help: The is hosting a program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
- The murder of Emmett Till: On this day in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered for what two white men considered a crime—flirting with a white woman in Mississippi. The woman's husband and brother found Emmett and forced him to carry a 75-pound cotton gin to the Tallahatchie River, then brutally beat and shot the teenager before throwing him, still attached to the cotton gin, into the water. His mother held a funeral for him in Chicago, with an open casket, which was photographed and published in national magazines. But, despite the outrage over his murder, Till's killers were found not guilty by a jury.