Today's weather and a little history

It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 11 degrees. Photo and video: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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Today's weather forecast is for cloudy periods with a change of showers, and sea breezes.

It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 11 degrees.

Low tide is at 10am and high tide is at 4.20pm. Sea temperature is 17 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .3m and sunset tonight is at 7.59pm.

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 9 and 11pm.

This day in NZ history in 1973 the Domestic Purposes Benefit (DPB) legislation was enacted. The passage of the Social Security Amendment Act introduced the DPB to New Zealand's social welfare system.

It was intended to help women with a dependent child or children who had lost the support of a husband, or were inadequately supported by him. It was also available to unmarried mothers and their children, and to women who were living alone and caring for incapacitated relatives.

While men could also claim the DPB, the vast majority of beneficiaries were women. A new and sometimes maligned category of New Zealander was created: the ‘solo mum'.

In world history on this day in 1851 Herman Melville's novel 'Moby Dick' was published in New York. In 1908 Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light. In 1963 Iceland got a new island when a volcano pushed its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast. In 1969 the United States launched Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.

Today is the birthday of French impressionist painter Claude Monet born in 1840, and the birthday of Prince Charles born in 1948.

Our quote for today is from Prince Charles who said “My problem is that I become carried away by enthusiasm to try and improve things.”

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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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