5 Things You Need To Know Today: Aug. 12

From local history to local tides. Things to know in Swampscott on this summer day.

1) Weather Watch — Oh sunny day II. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for a sunny day with a high temperature near 77.

2) Tide Watch — Today's low tide is 4:43 am (.17 feet). High tide is 11:02 am (8.89 feet). The sun will rise at 5:46 am and set at 7:49 pm. 

3) Lottery Numbers for Thursday —

Powerball: 11-18-36-41-46 Powerball 38 Power Play x4

Mega Millions:11-19-39-45-54 Megaball 15 Megaplier x4

The Numbers Game:

Midday: 7-8-3-0

 Evening: 9-4-2-2

Mass Cash: 1-5-11-25-28

Cash Winfall: 1-2-7-13-17-45

4) In Music History — In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording. (From http://www.on-this-day.com)

5) 50 Years Ago in Swampscott, Aug. 12, 1961 — Swampscott Little League advanced to the state championship game after rallying from a 3-run deficit after four innings to beat Pittsfield. Standouts for Swampscott were Donald "Toot" Cahoon, Mike Egan and Billy Phelan. Cahoon tossed a 5-hitter and struck a homerun. (From Lynn Daily Item.)


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