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LI Now traffic, weather and history for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

On Oct. 20, 1963, 51 years ago today,

On Oct. 20, 1963, 51 years ago today, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, a 1953 Manhasset High School graduate, set an NFL single-season rushing record with 1,863 yards while playing for the Cleveland Browns. Photo Credit: AP

Good morning, Long Islanders, and welcome to another week.

Whether you're headed to work, to drop the kids off at school or running errands around town, this live post will keep you informed about local traffic and transit alerts and weather updates.

Here you'll also find information about upcoming meetings, events and a glance at key historic events that happened on this date.

TOWN FOCUS IN BABYLON

Community journalist Amy Onorato will be spending this week in Babylon as part of Newsday's "Town Focus" series. On Monday, she'll be getting a tour of the Town of Babylon History Museum in Babylon Village and checking out some of the unique shops in the village's downtown area. Be sure to follow her on Instagram (@artonorato) to for updates and look for her coverage of the annual Babylon Village Post Office Cafe 5K run and Fall Festival, which took place on Saturday. 

TODAY IN NY HISTORY

1963 -- A local living legend made history on this day 51 years ago. On Oct. 20, 1963, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, a 1953 Manhasset High School graduate, set the NFL single-season rushing record with 1,863 yards while playing for the Cleveland Browns.

1976 -- It was also on this date in 1976 that another Long Island sports legend, NBA Hall of Famer Julius "Dr J." Erving, a Roosevelt native, went to the Philadelphia 76ers, as the cash-strapped NY Nets negotiated the forfeiture of Erving’s rights to the 76ers for $3 million.

1988 -- And in New York City, a man wired with explosives triggered a blast inside the 125 Street subway station in Harlem, killing himself, on this date, 26 years ago.

WEATHER

Monday will be partly cloudy with a high of 57 degrees and a low of 50 degrees. There's a 30 percent chance of rain Monday night.

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