Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 6, 2012

There are 25 days left in 2012.

Welcome to Thursday, Dec. 6! Here are some interesting things about today:

  1. Construction of the Washington Monument was completed on this day in 1884.
  2. On Dec. 6, 1973, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 25th Amendment 387-35, which confirmed Vice President Gerald Ford as president of the United States. 
  3. Famous birthdays: Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is 42; Director Judd Apatow is 45 and actor Tom Hulce is 59. 
  4. Hope you bundled up today: The weather Thursday will be sunny with a high near 44 degrees and a low of about 33 degrees. Friday is expected to be warmer, with a high around 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service
  5. From now until Dec. 22, South County High School students are collecting travel-size personal gifts for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Learn more here. 

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