Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 10
An edible book event, a gubernatorial stumping and a school board meeting highlight a day known as a big one in music and film history.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, April 10:
1. Board to Discuss AYP Results Tonight: School Administrative Unit 90 will present to the Hampton School Board during a 7 p.m. meeting at Town Hall a presentation about the district's adequate yearly progress performance, which officials said last week does have room for improvement.
2. National Library Week Continues Today: There's plenty of fun going on today in local libraries to celebrate, including an awesome Edible Book Festival at North Hampton Public Library.
Click here for more information about that festival. Come on down in the afternoon to submit literature-inspired food art or check out the edible entries, or come at 7 p.m. for the awards ceremony and tasting period.
3. What Else Is Happening Today? Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Smith will speak at a Hampton GOP Town Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at Lane Memorial Library, while the North Hampton Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
4. This Day in History : On this day in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, 54.
In 1863, Bergh had been appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to a diplomatic post at the Russian court of Czar Alexander II. It was there that he was horrified to witness work horses beaten by their peasant drivers.
En route back to America, a June 1865 visit to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in London awakened his determination to secure a charter not only to incorporate the ASPCA but to exercise the power to arrest and prosecute violators of the law.
Also, Croatia declared its independence on this day in 1941, the first color 3-D film opened on this day in 1953, Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles on this day in 1970, and Charlie Chaplin received an Oscar on this day in 1972.
5. Today's Forecast: There's a slight chance (20 percent) of showers after noon today, which should otherwise be mostly cloudy with a high near 57 degrees and a west wind between 14 and 17 mph. Wind gusts could be as high as 29 mph.
Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 36 degrees.