Wednesday, August 2nd. Day 214 of 2023
It’s Coloring Book Day
Happy Ice Cream Sandwich Day !
1776: The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place. Only two signed the document of July 4th !
1861: Congress passed the first income tax. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South
1921: Eight Chicago White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series. They were however banned from Baseball for life
1923: Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding1939: Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to President Roosevelt, urging him to develop a program to create a nuclear weapon
1983: The House of Representatives approved a law that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagon on November 2
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War
In the News: Father and son from Bethlehem killed in Tuesday accident…Granite Falls woman killed in Iredell County crash…Taylorsville woman surrenders to jail…Alexander County man serving suspended sentence arrested again…Man charged with firing weapon into occupied property…Iredell County man arrested for assaulting family member
Weather: A perfect day. Sunshine High of 82
Sports: Cougar Soccer has scrimmage Saturday…AC Football has first scrimmage a week from today at Davie County…Big Day for Astros, they get Justin Verlander and win with a no-no…Braves beat the Halos…Cubs score 20
Happy Birthday: Joanna Cassidy, Lawrence Wright, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Mary-Louise Parker, Tim Wakefield
Did you experience Brain Fog because of COVID ? https://apnews.com/article/long-covid-brain-fog-virus-treatments-d5ac01c9f4209691ddcd7a1b5c78353e
Bed-Bath and Beyond back from the dead https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/bed-bath-beyond-overstock-online/
The Mega-Billions draw is up to $1.25 Billion on Friday !
Word of the Day: carnivore [ kahr-nuh-vawr ] Any mammal of the order Carnivora that eats meat, fish, or other flesh, especially as its primary source of food: a category of mammals that includes dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels. Any animal that eats meat, fish, etc.
Quote of the Day: “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor”…James Baldwin (Born this day in 1924)