Bethel Daily Briefing: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Everything you need to know to start your day in Bethel


Today  is Thursday,  April 19, 2012


TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 8 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. South wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.



  • The Masonic Temple cornerstone contained a metal box that will be opened on April 21st.
  • Eye on Bethel, April 19th 2012: Peter Lumaj will be the featured guest on Thursday, April 19th at 11:30 am on Comcast Community Access, Channel 23.  The show is hosted by Paul Szatkowski and is sponsored by the Bethel Republican Town Committee.  Peter Lumaj is a candidate for the U. S. Senate.
  • of the fire hydrants in our Bethel systems starting this week.  This link will give you the schedule: 
  • APR. 19 STEVEN NEUWIRTH LECTURE:WCSU will honor the life and scholarship of the late Professor of English Dr. Steven D. Neuwirth with a discussion in his memory at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured speaker will be Fordham University Professor of African-American Studies Dr. Mark Naison, who will speak about “Revolt! How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things: Occupy Wall Street in Historial Perspective.” Neuwirth was a specialist in Early American literature and American history, and made significant contributions to academic program development at Western from the 1980s until his retirement in 2003. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8486.
  • APR. 19 ORCHESTRA CONCERT: WCSU Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.
  • APR. 19 COFFEEHOUSE: WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Matt Beilis, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.aspfor more information.
  • APR. 20 LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE: Southern Connecticut State University will host the annual Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the SCSU campus, 501 Crescent St. in New Haven. For more information, visit www.southernct.edu/events/learningteachinga_8682/or call (203) 392-8887.



April 16-20 – Spring Recess



1775 - The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, MA.

1939 - Connecticut approved the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution after 148 years.

1956 - Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The civil ceremony took place on April 18. 

1958 - The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers played the first major league baseball game on the West Coast.

1977 - Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book "Roots."

1993 - The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire. 

1994 - A Los Angeles jury awarded $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights.



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