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5 Things (And The Deal With Boxing Day) Dec. 26

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Salem.

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be a pleasant day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be cloudy, with a high near 38. Tonight will bring rain and snow, becoming all rain after midnight. The low will be around 36. (sunrise, 7:12 a.m.; high tide, 9:37 a.m.; low tide, 3:57 p.m.; sunset, 4:16 p.m.)

2. Though it isn't a well-known tradition in the United States, Boxing Day will be celebrated in countries across the globe today. Never heard of it? Click Here for a cool Patch article breaking down the 7 Things You Need to Know About Boxing Day.

3. Ready to get rid of your Christmas tree already? Salem's 10th Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 at Dead Horse Beach at 6:30 p.m.

4. Let the 2012 in review articles continue. Today we're offering a look back at the Most Bizarre Police Log Entries of 2012. We've published some pretty strange entries over the last 12 months.

5. Today in History: On Dec. 26, 1982, Time magazine's Man of the Year was a non-human for the first time - the personal computer.

For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar.

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