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5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 17

Showers and fog, a Wii Bowling tournament and a blood drive.

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Today is Tuesday, May 17. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Rain: Looks like a wet one today. According to the National Weather Service we will have showers today and areas of steady fog. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. The high temperature today will be 48 degrees.
  • Wii Bowling: The is hosting a "" at 4 p.m. today. Teens can come down with a partner or be paired up for a trial of Wii bowling skills. Winner will receive a prize and all participants will receive a parting gift for entering.
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a from 1:3- to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington , 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • Home games: varsity sports team have a couple of home games scheduled today. The girls varsity tennis team is hosting a at 3:30 p.m. at Rahanis Park, 10 Patriot Road. The boys varsity track team is at 3:30 p.m. at the high school.
  • Brown vs. the Board of Ed: May 17 is a pretty big day in history—the Watergate hearings began in 1973, the first same-sex marriage was in Massachusetts in 2004, the final episode of “90210” was televised in 2000, the FBI looked into the “dirty” lyrics of “Louie, Louie” in 1965 and the Memphis Belle flew its 25 mission in 1943. But the most groundbreaking of events was on this day in 1954 when the Supreme Court rules in Brown vs. the Board of Education. In the ruling, the US’s highest court ruled that separate was not equal and spurred on the civil rights movement.

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