Good morning, Bethlehem. Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
On this day in 1998, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated a business that operated a revolutionary new Internet search engine.
How revolutionary? In 15 short years, the company’s name isn’t just a ubiquitous proper noun. Google is also commonly used as a verb.
Here’s what’s happening in Bethlehem today:
- James Buchanan, Miller Heights and Clearview elementary schools along with Broughal Middle School hold open houses for parents.
- The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., seeks approval to install an external gas meter on the Wall Street side of its building from the Bethlehem Historic and Architectural Review Board, which holds its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. in Town Hall.
- Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, 5773, begins at sundown, which in Bethlehem will be 7:29 p.m. “Shanah Tovah!”
- Rockers Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington visit the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Bennington, formerly of Linkin Park, became the lead singer this year after long time lead singer Scott Weiland got kicked out of the band. Filter is the opening act. General admission tickets are $40.50 or four for $120. Reserved seats are $75. Luxury seats are $95.