Thursday, March 23rd. Day 82 of 2023
It’s Puppy Day !
1806: After reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their “Corps of Discovery” begin their journey home
1857: Elisha Otis installs the first modern elevator in a building in New York City
1965: NASA launches Gemini 3, the first two-man space flight. Gus Grissom and John Young are aboard
1994: An Air Force F-16 aircraft collides with a C-130 at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. 24 United States soldiers are killed
1994: Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s NHL career scoring record with his 802nd goal
1998: The motion picture “Titanic” wins 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards. Rose and Jack became legendary
2001: The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji
In the News: Wastewater spill announced by Town of Taylorsville…A real estate firm doing business in Alexander County has been sued by State Attorney General’s Office…Alexander County Board of Education meets today…Newton woman gets prison time after overdose death…Hickory man pleads guilty in shooting death…Taylorsville man jailed again…Stony Point man arrested ovenight
Weather: Sunny and 75 today !!!
Sports: AC Softball routs Pennsylvania team…Former Cougar Football Player named assistant coach in college…NCAA Dance resumes today…Bacot will return to Chapel Hill for 5th season…Charlotte wins CBA event…Panthers watching QB’s throw
Happy Birthday: Ron Jaworski, Chaka Khan, Geno Auriemma, Moses Malone, Jeremy Wade, Amanda Plummer, Hugh Grant, Catherine Keener, Marin Hinkle, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell
Quote of the Day: “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing”… Wernher von Braun (Born this day in 1912)