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Five Things You Need to Know: Aug. 27

Some local news to start your morning.

Today is Monday, Aug. 27. Here are five things you need to know:

  • Warm Day: Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s most of the day, with clear sunny skies.
  • Readers' Choice: The Readers' Choice 2012 winners have been announced. Check out the winners.
  • Neil Armstrong: Neil Armstrong passed away this weekend.
  • GOP: The Republican National Convention starts today. Post your thoughts on Patch!
  • This Day in History: In 1894, Congress passed the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act.  In 1945, American troops landed in Japan after the surrender of the Japanese government at the end of World War II. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced that the first citizen to go into space would be a teacher. In 1986,  Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros earned his 250th career win against the Chicago Cubs.

To find more things to do today, check out our event listings.

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