Wednesday, March 8th. Day 67 of 2023
It’s International Women’s Day. Is there an International Men’s Day ?
1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded
1880: U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United States would have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus of Panama
1917: Russia’s “February Revolution” began with rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. The revolution was called the “February Revolution” due to Russia’s use of the Old Style calendar
1945: Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She later became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II
1948: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools was unconstitutional
1999: The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995
2001: The House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade
2014: In one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The fate of the flight remains unknown https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370
In the News: County Commissioners present Key to the County to French Family…Commission Chair says he anticipates property tax rate to decrease…Statesville Police searching for suspect in fatal crash…Taylorsville man get a year in jail…Alexander County man will be locked up for 150 days…Conover man to serve 12-19 years for statutory rape…Hiddenite man back in custody
Weather: Sunny but about 10 degrees cooler today. High around 63. Statewide Tornado Drill at 9:30 this morning !
Sports: Lady Cougar Soccer wallops West Caldwell…AC Baseball nips South Iredell…Lady Cougar Softball lose at McDowell…ACC Hoop Tournament underway, 4 games today…Hornets pull a shocker in the Big Apple…Some major roster moves in NFL…Would Panthera be willing to sign Lamar Jackson ?
Happy Birthday: Susan Clark, Micky Dolenz, Randy Meisner, Carole Bayer Sager, Jim Rice, Aidan Quinn, Kenny Smith, Freddie Prinze Jr., Armanti Edwards
Word of the Day: Junoesque [ joo-noh-esk ] To be stately or regal. Junoesque is formed from Juno, the name for the Roman goddess known as the queen of the gods. The name Juno (Latin Jūnō) may be related to Latin juvenis, “young,”
Fed Chairman says get ready for more interest rate hikes https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/07/fed-chair-powell-says-interest-rates-are-likely-to-be-higher-than-previously-anticipated.html
Quote of the Day: “Every calling is great when greatly pursued”… Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr (Born this day in 1841)