Five Things to Know Today: January 7
eBooks are here! It's good reading weather.
1. Weather: Not too shabby: the National Weather Service forecast for our area says it will be sunny today with a high near 50.
3. Quote of the Day: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” --Calvin Coolidge
4. Coming Up: Check out where Cheap Trips takes you this week.
5. Today in History: On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election was held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789.