Wednesday, July 26th. Day 207 of 2023
It’s Aunt and Uncle Day !
1776: The Postal System was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin
1908: United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation)
1945: Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister1944: The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2_rocket
1947: President Truman signed The National Security Act. The act created the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1990: President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act
2016: Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
In the News: Alexander County School Students will get free breakfast and lunch…CommScope expanding…Taylorsville man jailed overnight…Newton man facing charge of attempted arson…Burke County Jail inmate released by mistake
Weather: Hot ! Sunshine with a high around 91
Sports: Panthers hold first pre-season practice this morning in Spartanburg…Chargers spend large to keep their QB…Cowboys extend their shut-down corner…Braves fall at Fenway…Astros inching closer after beating Rangers again
Happy Birthday: Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Dorothy Hamill, Kevin Spacey, Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Piven, Kate Beckinsale
I’ve always contended the water in the Gulf of Mexico felt like bath water https://apnews.com/article/record-hot-water-florida-coral-climate-change-6414d44c6f120507d3ee37c059fb75cd
Word of the Day: beguile [ bih-gahyl ] To charm or divert. Beguile can also mean “to mislead through trickery or flattery.” He used his charming personality to beguile his way into the exclusive party.
Quote of the Day: Quote of the Day: “Youth is wasted on the young”… George Bernard Shaw (Born this day in 1856)