Wet, Very Wet

The day was spent, mostly sorting out problems with my students. Outside activities were not possible due to the heavy rain and both cats remained indoors.

Today – On this day in 1842 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield. In 2008 the Democratic senator Barack Obama won the presidential election; he made history as the first African American United States president.

The Weather – There was very heavy rain for most of the night, which continued until lunch time, although there were further showers during the afternoon. The temperature at noon, in Newport, Essex in the United Kingdom was twelve degrees Celsius; it did not rise above this figure.

There are no family birthdays today and on checking the famous birthdays, I had not heard of any of them!

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