Born on this day in history: American politician Barry Goldwater (1909), science fiction author Isaac Asimov (1920), zoologist Jack Hanna (1947), journalist known for Iraq WMD controversy Judith Miller (1948), actress Tia Carrere (1967) and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (1968).
1. The Town Council's Committee on Ways & Means meets at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Town Hall to discuss a possible salary raise for the mayor and other items.
2. The Braintree High School girls varsity basketball team plays Dedham at home at 6:30 p.m.
3. Braintree Public Schools students return today.
4. Thayer Public Library hosts Anime & Manga Club-KIDS at 1 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium, followed by the same club for teens at 2:30 p.m.
5. Blue Hills Regional Technical School hosts a financial aid for college night at 6:30 p.m. More info: http://braintree.patch.com/events/teri-fafsa-completion-night-at-blue-hills-regional-in-canton-2b91c35a.