* * * * * F R I D A Y * * * * * J U L Y 20th * * * * * D A Y 201 of 2018 * * * * *
Happy Lollipop Day !
1881: Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops
1944: An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only woundedApollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon in 1969
1997: The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years
The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades in 2015
In the News: Family members exchange gunfire Thursday morning in Alexander County…Cloer named to position in Alexander County Schools…30 pounds of High Grade Pot found and three charged in Iredell County…Pedestrian struck on I40 in Burke County
Weather: Some Clouds mixed with Sun today, showers for the weekend
Sports: Cougar Football Season begins 4 weeks from tonight…Local Legion Softball team swept in twinbill…Shoes for sale in Chapel Hill ?…App picked to win Sun Belt…Round 2 of British Open…NASCAR in New England
Happy Birthday: Carlos Santana, Sandra Oh, Ray Allen, Gisele Bündchen, Julianne Hough
As I was on the scene of the that disturbing exchange of gunfire between family members Thursday morning, I thought about how silly it was and how sad it was too. Gee, what were those people thinking ?
Quote of the Day: “My mother had morning sickness AFTER I was born”…Rodney Dangerfield