Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Friday, May 4. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Likely showers: Looks like another pretty gray day today. According to the National Weather Service showers are likely today, mainly before 4 p.m. Otherwise cloudy with patch fog and a high near 58 degrees. A chance of showers tonight with a low around 51.
- Quilting: The is hosting the Quilt Club from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The group is open to anyone and is for people who love quilting and want to share ideas with friends.
- 140 word news: Did you know Burlington Patch uses Twitter to post updates of area new throughout the day? If you'd like to stay updated and join in the conversation, follow us on Twitter by following @BurlingtonPatch.
- Baby books: The is hosting a for newborns to children 18 months old at 11 a.m. this morning. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books, songs and puppets that help build brain power.
- Kent State: On this day in 1970, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd of anti-war protesters at Kent State University in Ohio. Four protesters are killed, a fifth permanently paralyzed and eight students wounded. The students were rioting and protesting the ongoing Vietnam War and had been dispersed the day before. But while classes resumed, another 2,000 students congregated at the campus and began protesting again. The National Guard fired into the protest, after demonstrators taunted the troops by throwing rocks and yelling and refusing to leave. A federal court dropped any criminal charges against the National Guardsmen in 1974 following an investigation.