* * * * * T U E S D A Y * * * * * D E C E M B E R 5th * * * * * D A Y 339 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s Bathtub Party Day. Rub a Dub in the Tub and make a Party today !
In 1492, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola
In a message to Congress, President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California in 1848. News traveled slow at that time the Gold Rush began in 1849
The Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution is ratified in 1933 ending Prohibition
The “Lost Squadron” disappeared in 1945. Five Navy Bombers were never heard again after taking off on a training mission from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The handwritten lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” sold at auction in 2013. He had written the classic Rock Anthem in 1974
In the News: Taylorsville Town Board Meets tonight…Man charged with sex crimes involving Alexander County 6 year old…Taylorsville woman jailed for failure to appear…Alexander Fugitive captured…More gunfire in Statesville, victim in critical condition…
Clouds early with showers later today and tonight
Two Cougar Softball players sign to play in college…Coach Carter says 2017 was a blast…Ron says the Panthers’ tackling Sunday was bad…Steelers win on MNF…Western nips App…Hornets win at home again
Happy Birthday: Little Richard, Jim Messina, Jim Plunkett, Morgan Brittany, Margaret Cho
Oprah has sold a majority stake in her network. She lost some money on the the deal for the network that has been something of a dud considering her celebrity status.
My post-season chat with Cougar Football Coach Butch Carter can been seen on the County Government Channel this evening and Wednesday at 7pm. Check it out !
Quote of the Day: “Toys are made in heaven, batteries are made in hell”…Tom Robbins