Welcome to Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013! Here are some noteworthy facts about today:
1. The newly-completed Washington Monument was dedicated on this date in 1885.
2. The first issue of New Yorker magazine was published on this date in 1925.
3. Famous Birthdays: British actor Alan Rickman is 67; former U.S. Senator Olympia Snow (R-MN) is 66; American actor Kelsey Grammar is 58; American writer Chuck Palahniuk is 51 and American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 34.
4. The weather today will be sunny with a high temperature of 40 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be cloudy with a low of 27 degrees.
5. Need to relax? The Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Ln. in Fairfax Station, is holding a free medication workshop at 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Have a great day!