Five Things: Help Us With #PatchRebuilds

Our Facebook Cover Photo Contest is also winding down.

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Good morning, Salem! Here are five things you need to know today, Friday, Nov. 16:

1. FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO CONTEST: This week we launched our Facebook Cover Photo Contest where your photo can be our next cover. We've got all the details here. The deadline is noon today so get your submission in right away!

2. #PATCHREBUILDS: If you're on Twitter, check out this awesome fundraising effort we're doing: We're donating $1 for every tweet that contains the hashtag #PatchRebuilds to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund

3. POST YOUR EVENT OR ANNOUNCEMENT: We try to be as interactive as possible here at Patch. In keeping with that, we allow users to post their own events and announcements on our site. Check out the events page and the announcements page and add your own items today.

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORYOn November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor's honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. Pizarro's men massacre the Incans and capture Atahualpa, forcing him to convert to Christianity before eventually killing him. Information courtesy of History.com.

5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny with a high around 50. Mostly clear tonight with lows around 30.


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