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5 Things You Need to Know Today, July 19

A mostly sunny day with somewhat cooler temperatures than we've been experiencing.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Thursday, July 19. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny, not quite as hot: Looks like a nice, and slightly more comfortable, day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 84 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 57. 
  • Public meeting: The Burlington Planning Board is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room on the second floor of . Included on the agenda is a discussion of the proposed .
  • Fire-side stories: Come to the Burlington Public Library today to learn some great stories to tell by the fire. The library is hosting a for children entering grades 2 to 5 at 11 a.m. this morning. They will tell tall tales, spooky stories, fairy tales and more.
  • Christmas in July crafts:  The Friends of the Burlington Library invite teens and adults to a 'Make and Take' Crafts event: volunteers will demonstrate how to make four different craft projects suitable for holiday decorating or gift giving. Try your hand at making one or all. All materials will be provided. Starts at 6 p.m. in the library.
  • The world's first translation: On this day in 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt. The black basalt stone was found in Rosetta, Egypt and featured three different types of text—Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. In the Greek text, scholars read that the three passages contained identical text. The Rosetta Stone held the key to the Egyptian hieroglyphic language, which had been "dead" for 2,000 years.

 

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