Gloria Vanderbilt, Athens and the weather

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In today’s weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with light winds and afternoon sea breezes. Rain is forecast for tomorrow and as we head into the weekend

It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity is 93 per cent.

High tide is at 8am and low tide at 2.20pm (Tay St). There’s a sea swell of 0.6m and sea temperature is 22 degrees. Sunset tonight is at 8.05pm.

If you’re going fishing the next best fish bite time is between 6pm and 9pm.

On this day in NZ history in 1914 J.W.H. Scotland flew a Caudron biplane from Invercargill to Gore, completing the first cross-country flight in New Zealand.

In 1954 Yvette Williams set a world long jump record. Eighteen months after winning the long jump at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Williams set a new world record of 20 feet 7 1/2 inches (6.29 m) at an athletics meeting in Gisborne.

On this day in world history in 1513 Pope Julius II died. He was laid to rest in a huge tomb sculptured by Michelangelo.

In 1792 the U.S. Postal Service was created.

In 1900 J.F. Pickering patented his airship. In 1915 President Woodrow Wilson opened the Panama-Pacific Expo in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.

In 1941 the United States sent war planes to the Pacific. In 1962 Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1965 Ranger 8 hit the moon and sent back 7,000 photos to the United States.

In 1971 young people protested having to cut their long hair in Athens, Greece.

Today is the birthday of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Born in 1924, she once said “We are not put on this earth to see through one another. We are put on this earth to see one another through.”

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Have a great day!


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