Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Morning snow showers: Looks like a mess day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect snow showers this morning, mostly before noon, followed by a chance of afternoon rain. Snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. High near 41. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 33.
- 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.
- Word game: The Burlington Library is also hosting today from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. today. The club is open to all children in grades 4 through 8 and offers them a chance to learn the game, have friendly competition and meet new friends.
- Home game: The girls varsity gymnastics team is hosting a home match against Melrose at 7 p.m. this evening at the school. Come down and support Burlington's athletes!
- The Cold War gets underway: On this day in 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces to the public that he has supported the development of the world’s first hydrogen bomb. The weapon, which was the believed to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs possessed by America, was successfully detonated in 1952. By 1955, the Cold War was in full swing as Russia also detonated a hydrogen bomb.