Good morning, Beacon Hill! Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Aug. 21:
1. "THE TALE OF TWO BOSTONS": Did you know there's a town in England named Boston, and that's how our city got its name? Learn more about the Puritan Path Wednesday at the Congregational Library, 14 Beacon St. at 12 p.m. More information here.
2. SENIOR LUNCH: The Church on the Hill on Beacon Hill is hosting a senior lunch Wednesday at 12 p.m., 140 Bowdoin St. All are welcome to attend. More information here.
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4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4, 1960. Information courtesy of History.com.5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny with a high around 85. Low tonight around 65.