There are two book signings being held in Freehold this week with two very different authors discussing their works as part of a very busy day.
The Freehold Public Library will host Matthew J. Gracon who will discuss his book The White Glove, which has locations in Monmouth and Mercer Counties. Out on Route 9 Barnes & Noble will host Artie Bennett whose recent works include Poopendous and The Butt Book. Both events are set for 7 p.m. at the respective locations.
The Freehold Township Zoning Board of Adjustment will also be meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The lone item on the agenda is for a company looking to build three solar arrays that would be connected to the Verizon building located at 999 West Main Street.
Drivers on the road this morning will need to be careful as the National Weather Service is calling for patchy fog until around 8 a.m. After the fog burns off the sun should come out for the rest of the day with a high temperature of around 72 degrees. When the sun sets it will be a partly cloudy night with a low near 54 degrees.
Today is Johnny Appleseed day, honoring one of the first pioneers to make the move out west. Starting in New York and Pennsylvania John Chapman spread apple seeds and apple trees as far west as Ohio and Illinois.
On this date in 1960 the first presidential debate was held between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Back in 1789 Thomas Jefferson was named the first secretary of state while John Jay was named the first chief justice of the supreme court.
Famous birthdays today include former Governor Christie Whitman who turns 67, tennis star Serena Williams who turns 32 and actress Olivia Newton-John turns 65.