Wednesday, March 24th. Day 83 of 2021
Happy Chocolate Covered Raisin Day ! Who on Earth don’t like them ?
1765: Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Colonies to house British troops. It wrankled us
1882: German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ
1883: The first telephone call between New York and Chicago took place. $5 says, sombody asked, “How’s the weather there?”
1955: Tennessee Williams’ play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” debuted on Broadway
1989: The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after it ran aground
2019: Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Donald Trump’s election campaign. The report concluded that there was no collusion with Russia
2020: The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 2,100 points (11.3%). It was the largest one-day percentage gain since 1933
In the News: Four cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Alexander County…Governor easing some COVID restrictions…Watauga Sheriff’s Office investigating body found in New River…Asheville man arrested in Alexander County…Taylorsville man arrested for communicating threats…Hudson woman charged with starving animal to death
Weather: Some Drizzle today, High in mid 60’s
Sports: Cougar Golf Teams roll over McDowell…AC JV Softball routs N Lincoln…We name the Taylorsville Savings Bank-B86 Cougar of the Week…NC State Women punch ticket to Sweet 16…
Happy Birthday: Bob Mackie, Nick Lowe, Tommy Hilfiger, Steve Ballmer, Kelly Le Brock, Annabella Sciorra, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan, Peyton Manning
Can you remember this ? On this day in 1974, NC State ended UCLA’s run of 7 straight College Basketball National Championships ! They beat the Bruins 80-77 in double-overtime in the semifinal played in Greensboro. Tom Burleson had 20 pts and 14 rebounds to lead the Pack. NC State went on the win the National Title !
Jamie Foxx lands role as Mike Tyson https://apnews.com/article/jamie-foxx-play-mike-tyson-in-limited-series-c66ea5a766e719ba11f0d1732ce5f549
Quote of the Day: “I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time”… Marilyn Monroe