Today is Thursday, July 19, 2012 and it's another two-fer day: National Ice Cream Day and National Daiquiri Day.
- TV actor Jared Padalecki is 30.
- Actor, director, producer, and voice artist Campbell Scott is 51.
- Lead guitarist for Queen and composer of "We Will Rock You", Brian May, is 65.
- Pop singer vicki Carr is 71.
- Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern is 90.
This Day in History:
In 1848, at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY, a woman's rights convention—the first ever held in the United States—was organized and convened by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, with almost 200 women in attendance.
In 1884, President Chester Arthur issued a proclamation that granted him and the federal government the power to quarantine persons entering the United States through its ports of entry to avoid the spread of "pestilence."
In 1989, the 21-year-old actress Rebecca Shaeffer was murdered at her Los Angeles home by Robert John Bardo, a mentally unstable man who had been stalking her. Schaeffer’s death helped lead to the passage in California of legislation aimed at preventing stalking.
Things You Should Know:
More Sidewalk Sales ... in Old Greenwich
If you didn't get enough shopping from last week's or at this on the town's western end, you can shop until you drop in Old Greenwich.
This week .
Beginning today, July 19, merchants along Sound Beach Avenue and Arcadia Road will be brimming with merchandise for the sales which run through Saturday, July 21. And if searching for great deals among the clothing, home and decorative accessory, cooking and jewelry shops, and food and candy shops, isn't enough, stick around Saturday evening for the block party.
Starting at 6 p.m., Arcadia Road will become a pedestrian mall where there will be entertainment—music and games, food and a beer tent.
Most stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Meetings: none scheduled at Town Hall today.
Greenwich Community Television
If you prefer the clicker instead of being there or want to catch up on a Greenwich meeting you missed, there's Greenwich Community Television (GCTV) on either Fios Channel 24 or Cablevision's Channel 79.1:30 pm BET Budget Committee Meeting , July, 2012 4:30 pm Board of Estimate & Taxation Meeting, June, 2012 5:45 pm The Orphaned Jewels of Greenwich 6:00 pm Explore: The Arctic — Change at the Top of the World 6:45 pm The Wild Ride of Old Put 7:00 pm Independence Day Celebration at Town Hall 7:45 pm Salute to the Veterans: US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon 8:00 pm New Canaan Senior Mens Club Lecture by Dr. Paul Strassmann: “Cyberwarfare” 8:40 pm Boss Tweed and Greenwich 8:55 pm Sybil and Star - Connecticut's Paul Revere 9:00 pm Board of Selectmen Meeting, July 12, 2012
And if you prefer the movies ... and the air conditioning:Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
Trailer 12:00, 3:15, 6:45, 10:00
To Rome With Love (R)
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page
Trailer 11:45 AM, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45
Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton
Trailer 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10
AMC Loews Port Chester 14, 40 Westchester Ave., 914-510-1000.
Sources: famousbirthdays.com; history.com