Born on this day in history: first and second governor of Massachusetts and Braintree native John Hancock (1737), 19th century author Stendhal (1783), French painter Edouard Manet (1832), former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (1915) and UFC champion fighter Tito Ortiz.
1. The School Committee Budget Sub-Committee meets at 4 p.m. at the Colbert School on Pond Street.
2. The Reader's Group Book Club meets at Thayer Public Library at 7:15 p.m. This month's pick is American Assassin : A Thriller by Vince Flynn.
3. The Liberty School Council meets at 3:15 p.m. in the Speech and Language Office.
4. Today is the first day of BHS mid-term exams, for English abd Social Studies.
5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:
9:15 a.m. Exercise
10 a.m. Crafts and Quilting Group #1
Noon Pool Players and Poker