Before January comes to an end the Freehold Township Committee will hold one last meeting to close out the first month of the year.
The agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting includes items ranging from honoring two local youth football teams to designating an area of the township as an Area in Need of Redevelopment.
Tuesday is expected to be the first in a string of freezing cold days. The National Weather Service is calling for a sunny day with a high near 19 but a wind chill dropping that to feeling close to five degrees below zero. There is at least a 30 percent chance of snow tonight especially before 1 a.m. The low temperature is expected to be around 11 degrees and only an inch of accumulation is expected.
Today marks a sad anniversary in NASA’s history as in 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral. The Coast Guard was created on this date in 1915 by an act of Congress and Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers on this date in 1959. It was on this date in 1973 that an official cease fire went into effect ending the Vietnam War.
Famous birthdays today include actor Alan Alda, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and singer Sara McLachlan. Painter Jackson Pollock was born on this date in 1912.