* * * * * M O N D A Y * * * * * J U L Y 2nd * * * * * D A Y 183 of 2018 * * * * *
Today is the exact midpoint of the year
It’s UFO Day ! Are we alone ?
The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4th
1900: The first Zeppelin flight takes place in Germany
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean in 1937
The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964
1998: CNN retracted a story claiming U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.
In the News: Hudson man dies in Alexander County crash…Man found dead in Bethlehem…Stony Point man facing charges…Arrest made in Caldwell murder case…Iredell Officer charge man with making contact with minor via computer
Pretty typical weather for July 2nd
Sports: Zachary Hammer agrees to deal with New York Mets….Braves sweep Cards, head to the Bronx….Lebron to La La Land…Kyle Busch wins in Windy City…World Cup Monday has Mexico vrs Brazil as headliner
Happy Birthday: Pierre Cardin, Richard Petty, Larry David, Jose Canseco, Nicole Briscoe, Johnny Weir
No Bear sightings over the weekend to my knowledge but it sure was a topic of conversation. Just in case, Beware of the Bear !
Wow, it’s nice to have a new TV. The picture is so sharp, I can see things before they happen
Speaking of TV, ESPN will have to re-script with the Lebron Sweepstakes over, he’s all they talk about
Many thanks for all the Birthday Wishes on Sunday. I’ll be a day older today as well…
Quote of the Day: “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music”…Billy Joel