Morning Briefing: June 15
A roundup of information and events to start your day.
- County Considering Options Regarding Airport Privatization
- Dacula Home Sales Report for June 14
- Code Orange Smog Alert Issued for June 15
- Dacula Animal Friends: Bernese Mountain Dog, Dachshund and a Pheasant
Sixty years ago today, the first commercial electronic computer was demonstrated in Philadelphia – the UNIVAC I (see video). The device was built for the U.S. Census Bureau to tabulate the 1950 Census and was responsible for ending the use of punch cards after many decades. The UNIVAC I received widespread attention after it was used on television election night in 1952 to predict that Dwight Eisenhower would win the presidential contest. Today, there is an average of one computer for every four students in U.S. schools and nearly 85 percent of schools can access high speed Internet. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
- None scheduled today.
FORECAST FROM DACULAWEATHER.COM:
- Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
- Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
- 1215: The Magna Carta is sealed.
- 1775: George Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army.
- 1986: Richard Petty makes 1,000th start.