Five Things to Know About Jan. 17

In the future, what will they say about today?

Welcome to Jan. 17, 2013! Here are some fun facts about today: 

1. On this date in 1961, outgoing U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a televised farewell address and warned the nation of the potential dangers of the American "military industrial complex."

2. On Jan. 17, 1945, Soviet forces capture the German city of Warsaw from the Nazis. The Germans retreat, and in the process also begin the evacuation of 60,000 Jews from the concentration camp at Auschwitz. 

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3. Famous Birthdays: American boxer Muhammad Ali is 71; Comedic actor Jim Carrey is 51; First Lady Michelle Obama is 49; Singer Kid Rock is 42 and actress Zooey Deschanel is 33. 

4. The weather today will be snowy with a high temperature of 38, according to the National Weather Service. Expect one-to-two inches of accumulation. The evening will be snowy with a low of around 28 degrees. 

5. The Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station is holding a meditation group tonight at 7:30 p.m. Wear some comfortable clothes and get ready to relax. Click here for more.

Have a great day!


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