Five Things You Need to Know Today: July 5
Tons of free shows and movies today, which happens to be the anniversary of a popular beach outfit. Learn the origin of the bikini in today's Patch Facts.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Thursday, July 5:
1. Expect Some Traffic Delays Around Hampton Beach Today: Tesla will play a show tonight at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and other businesses like Wally's Pub also have special events and activities planned, so be cautious while driving through the area and make sure you account for some traffic and parking delays.
2. Free Concert Series Continues Tonight in North Hampton: 97 North, a 1960s and 1970s classic rock cover band featuring music from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles and Doobie Brothers, will play the North Hampton Bandstand at 6 p.m.
3. What Else Is Happening Today? Lane Memorial Library is hosting a free showing of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" at 5:30 p.m., Angela West is playing the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and the Hampton Energy Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
4. This Day in History: On this day in 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris.
Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.
Also, the Salvation Army was founded on this day in 1865, the White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series on this day in 1921, pilot error caused a crash in Toronto on this day in 1970, and the first successful cloning of a mammal occurred on this day in 1996.
5. Today's Forecast: There should be patchy fog before 8 a.m. and a 20-percent slight chance of showers before 10 a.m. Otherwise, today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 and a north wind between 6 and 8 mph.
Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 64 degrees and a northwest wind around 6 mph.