The freezing cold weather is expected to start passing today but for people not quite ready to venture outside the Howell Public Library is continuing its Thursday afternoon movie series today.
After showing the Lone Ranger last week this week’s presentation is scheduled to be Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. The show is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Other movies scheduled for January are Enough Said, Blue Jasmine and Before Midnight.
The National Weather Service is calling for a partly sunny day with a high near 33 and with winds only reaching between 5 and 7 MPH the wind chill will not impact the weather for the first time in several days. When the sun goes down it is expected to be a mostly cloudy night with a low near 23 expected. There is also a 20 percent chance of snow likely after 1 a.m.
On this date in 1788 Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the constitution. In 1861 Mississippi seceded from the union on this date in 1861. The first iPhone was introduced on this date in 2007.
Famous birthdays today include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and football legend Bart Starr. Jimmy Page turns 1944 today and Dick Enberg turns 79. Former President Richard Nixon was born on this date in 1913.