5 Things To Know Today: Friday, March 2

Here's your local guide to what's happening in Weston, Redding and Easton today.

• It's Follow Friday on Twitter! Follow Weston-Redding-Easton Patch by clicking here. While you're at it 'Like' us on Facebook as well!

• Check out some live music in Redding tonight! Dueling Pianos performs at the starting at 8 p.m., music starts at the at 9:15 p.m. and the Mojomatics take the stage at the at 9 p.m.

• Interested in your own lineage? Former Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss is hosting a seminar where people can learn to trace their family's history back with help from the Internet. The seminar, held at Weston High School, begins at 3 p.m. Sign up by calling the Weston Senior Center at 203-222-2608 or the Weston Public Library at 203-222-2650.

• On this day in 1877, the United States Congress declared that Rutherfurd B. Hayes would be the nation's 19th president even though Samuel Tilden, Hayes' opponent, won the popular vote. Hayes was inaguarated two days later.

• On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points — an NBA record which is still intact today — for the Philadelphia Warriors, who defeated the New York Knicks 169-147.


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