* * * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * * O C T O B E R 12th * * * * * D A Y 285 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s World Arthritis Day !
In 1492, Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached the Indies.
Construction on the Holland Tunnel connecting Jersey City and New York began in 1920. It would open in 1927
John Dillinger escaped a jail in Ohio this day in 1933
Filming for “The Wizard of Oz” began in 1938
The USS Cole was bombed while docked in Yemen in 2000. 17 crew members were killed. Islamic Terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack which was staged by a small boat
In the News: Man drives vehicle into Taylorsville Masonic Lodge…Shooter on the loose in Burke County…Hickory man charged with striking child in face with fist…Larceny suspect found hiding in dryer in Morganton
Another Warm, Cloudy, Day
JV Cougar Football Goes For 20th straight win tonight…Coach Carter says team is “focusing on McDowell, nothing else”….The Apple Bowl next week will feature two undefeated teams…AC Men’s Soccer and Volleyball get wins…Panthers host Philly tonight…Yankees shock Indians…Nats force Game 5
Happy Birthday: Ned Jarrett, Sam Moore, Chris Wallace, Hugh Jackman, Marion Jones
Community is saddened after Kendra Harrington loses her battle with cancer.
The Intensive Scare Unit opens Friday Night in the Old Hospital. Get the Health scared out of you !
I see that the Boy Scouts of America will start admitting girls. It makes camping a whole new experience !
Quote of the Day: “A tragedy is a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with an empty seat”….Unknown