Boys freshman football plays at home against Newton North at 3:45 p.m.
Girls freshman soccer takes on Plymouth South at home at 3:30 p.m.
2. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:
9:15 Exercise Class
10:00 Weight Loss Group
11:00 Tai Chi Class and Library van ride
12:00 Pool Players
1:00 Women’s Poker
3. Get the word out on Patch about sports, charities, politics, whatever you like by starting here.
4. There is a chance of showers after 3 p.m. today, with a high around 75 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of showers tonight, low around 54.
5. On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, into outer space.
How about this for foresight, from a New York Times article at the time: "Military experts have said that the satellites would have no practicable military application in the foreseeable future. ... Nor could they be used in connection with the proposed plan for aerial inspection of military forces around the world."