* * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * F E B R U A R Y 14th * * * * D A Y 45 Of 2019 * * * *
1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone
1924: The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines known today as simply I.B.M.
1967: Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”
1989: GPS is born. The first satellite of the Global Positioning System was placed into orbit around Earth
2005: YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world
2018: 17 die in a mass shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
In the News: Latest on Double-Murder Investigation…Jury selection underway in Clary trial…Man dies in Hickory accident…Brock Long of Newton steps down as FEMA deirector…Another charge in connection to fatal Highway Patrol crash…Teen arrested this morning
Weather: Sunshine for Lovers Today
Sports: Two Cougar Wrestlers in State Finals today…Spring Sports Practice underway at ACHS…Former Lady Cougar on “Watch List” for Player of Year…Pack get badly needed win…Hornets play tonight, then it’s the All-Star break…Daytona Duels tonight
Happy Birthday: Hugh Downs, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Bernstein, Renée Fleming, Jim Kelly, Meg Tilly, Rob Thomas
From the World is a strange place department: A woman in New Jersey who worked at a KFC Restaurant has won a $1.5 million dollar settlement against the company because a court decided she was not allowed to “properly breast-feed” her child. It’s a hoax lawsuit and everyone knows it but she’s now moving to Florida
Don’t fall asleep in your car in Roanoke Virginia. It’s now against the law there to slumber in a vehicle
Seriously, Happy Valentines Day !!! If you feel nobody loves you, I do !
Quote of the Day: “Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.”…Albert Einstein