Happy National Daiquiri Day !
1799: The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt
1848: A Women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls NY. During the meeting, the group advocated that women wear a garment called “Bloomers”
1909: The first unassisted triple play in major-league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston
1946: Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test
1969: Twenty-Four hours after crashing his car car into a tidal pond at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, Senator Ted Kennedy reports to police the death of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne
1974: The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him
1980: The Summer Olympics open in Moscow. 12 nations boycott the games including the Unites States
1985: Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year
In the News: Alexander County Board of Education meets today…Hiddenite man arrested after deputies deploy taser…One dead, two wounded and two arrested in Wilkes shooting…Woman charged with murder in Catawba County is denied new attorney…Man charged with assaulting hospital worker in Morganton
Weather: Hot, Humid, maybe a storm this afternoon. What did you expect ?
Sports: Alexander County American Legion team opens playoff action today…Hickory football standout chooses the Tar Heels…Soto wins Home Run Derby…All Star game tonight in La La Land…
Happy Birthday: Rachel Robinson, Gaston Glock, Vikki Carr, Bernie Leadon, Brian May, Anthony Edwards
We’re out of shape https://www.studyfinds.org/americans-out-of-shape-cant-touch-toes/
Don Mclean reflects on his epic “American Pie” https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-music-iowa-07402e6a24c1773ddcec57b1a1f0575f
Quote of the Day: “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening”…Larry King