* * * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * * A P R I L 26th * * * * * D A Y 116 of 2018 * * * * *
Happy Pretzel Day !
It’s Hug an Aussie Day !
English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia in 1607
1865: Union Cavalry Troops corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
The Boston Celtics win their sixth straight NBA Championship in 1964. The streak would reach eight
1986: A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless in 1989
In the News: Duke Energy has started raising level on Lake Hickory…Early Voting continues…Some arrests announced by Alexander County Sheriff’s Department…East Wilkes High placed on “Lockdown” Wednesday…Man in Iredell County charged with Bigamy, you don’t hear that charge very often
More Clouds than Sun, Showers Tonight
Cougar Softball gets big win at McDowell…AC Baseball loses a tough one…ACHS Men’s Tennis sending 5 to State Playoffs…Key Key Miller signs to play Hoops in College…Lebron leads the Cavs to win…Bruins win Game VII…NFL Draft is tonight, what will the Panthers do ?…Braves promote Phenom and get win…Yankees are Hot
Happy Birthday: Carol Burnett, Maurice Williams, Bobby Rydell, Gary Wright, Kevin James, Melania Trump, Channing Tatum, Aaron Judge
The University of Utah has created a “Cry Closet” where you can enter and let the tears roll. Hmmmm, it’s probably crowded
I saw a strange sight Tuesday. I just couldn’t be sure what it was but someone told me it was a shadow. Rumor is that it was caused by Sunshine !
Some more Free Chicken on the Radio this morning
Quote of the Day: “Caught between the longing for love, And the struggle for the legal tender
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring ..And the junk man pounds his fender.
Where the veterans dream of the fight, fast asleep at the traffic light
and the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor”…Jackson Browne from “The Pretender”