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Daily Five: Defeat At Detroit

Five things to know for August 16

1. Sunny today with some cloudy periods and a clear evening. Sunrise is 5:59 a.m., sunset is 7:46 p.m. The temperature reaches 81 degrees, while the humidity high point is 69 percent.

2. The Board of Education will hold a tonight on the impact of the approved 2013 fiscal year budget on the operation of . This meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the .

3. The is airing at 7 p.m. tonight and holding a post-film discussion on health and eating habits.

4. We always love to hear local voices; why do you think we made a section for it? No experience necessary; we welcome blog entries on any topic.

5. Today in bicentennials: the loss of Detroit. Unaware that his own forces outnumbered the advancing British and Indian troops, General William Hull surrendered the American fort during the War of 1812. A court-martial sentenced Hull to death after convicting him of cowardice and neglect of duty, but also recommended that President James Madison grant a reprieve due to his advanced age.

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