1.Happy Birthday America, you look pretty good for 236! Today will have a high temperature of 91 degrees with scattered thunderstorms, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will have a low temperature of 68 degrees with isolated thunderstorms.
2. The Windsor Locks Fire Department is holding its Thursday through Saturday at. There will be food, rides, games, bingo and music. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. Friday, and the parade will be at 6:15 pm. Saturday.
3. On This Day in: 1776 , the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America; 1802, the U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y.; 1845, American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, Mass.; 1939 - Lou Gehrig retired from Major League Baseball; and 1976, the United States celebrated its Bicentennial.
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4. Last year, my colleague compiled five facts about the Declaration of Independence. Here’s a link.
5. Five films to watch on the 4th of July if you’re stuck inside: Patton; 1776 ; The Patriot; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; and Yankee Doodle Dandy.