5 Things You Need to Know Today, June 26

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, a variety of public meetings and a blood drive.

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

Today is Tuesday, June 26. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Morning showers, sun later: Looks like a mixed bag today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of showers, and possible thunderstorms this morning after 10 a.m. Otherwise partly sunny with a high near 68 degrees. A chance of showers and storms tonight with a low around 58.
  • Public meetings: The Middle School-Renovation Committee is meeting at 6 p.m. in room A19 at MSMS. Burlington's in the main hearing room at . The Burlington in the committee meeting room at .
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a from 1:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington , 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • 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 President robs the cradle: On this day in 1884 U.S. President John Tyler, who was a widower, married his second wife, Julia Gardiner. Gardiner was 21 years old at the time of the marriage and was 29 years younger than her new husband. At the time she was the nation's youngest first lady in history, a title taken by Frances Cleveland who was a few months younger when she became First Lady. According to History.com President Tyler had wooed Gardiner since she was 19, but their relationship was cemented after Tyler caught Gardiner after she fainted upon hearing the news of her father's tragic death in a cannon accident on a ship they were all sailing on. When they docked Tyler carried Gardiner off the ship in his arms and the couple was soon married. Gardiner died in 1889 in the same hotel room in which her husband had died 27 years earlier.



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