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Columbus Day History, Trash Collection, Facebook

Here are five things you need to know Monday, October 8, 2012.

Five Things you Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

Today is Monday, October 8. Here are five things you need to know.

1. High 50s: According to the National Weather Service, today will be mostly sunny with a high near 57.

2. Happy Columbus Day: To those who have off work (mostly bank or federal employees) or school, enjoy the sunny skies and fall temperatures. We hope you have a wonderful, short week.

3. Columbus Day history: “Franklin Roosevelt created the first federal observance of Columbus Day in 1937; Richard Nixon established the modern holiday by presidential proclamation in 1972,” according to Time.com. The holiday recognizes the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus, who sailed to what is now the Bahamas on October 12, 1492.

4. Trash pick-up: Trash collection will be delayed one day due to the holiday. Monday collection will be tomorrow, moving the pick-up back one day.

5. Facebook follow: Join Milton Patch on Facebook. Get all the latest news on our page, facebook.com/miltonpatch.

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