Thursday, January 11th
Got Milk ! It’s National Milk Day
Happy National Girl Hug Boy Day ! The line forms here…
1569: England debuted the first state-sponsored lottery
1900: Popular Mechanics Magazine was first published
1922: In the U.K. Leonard Thompson becomes the first person to be injected with insulin
1935: Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California
1964: Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry,publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health.
1973: Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter on a “trial basis”
2020: Officials in Wuhan, China announce the first recorded death from COVID-19
In the News: Taylorsville confirms 4 sewer overflows as result of Tuesday rain…NWS says it was a tornado that hit Claremont on Tuesday, man killed is identified…Alexander Habitat For Humanity deeded 8 acres…Taylorsville man jailed twice in 24 hours…Statesville man facing charges after Alexander County traffic stop…Lenoir man charged with exploitation of minor
Weather: Sunny, enjoy it because rain returns on Friday
Sports: Cougar Hoops prepping for Conference opener Friday night… Heels beat the Pack again…Saban retires…Pete Carrol out in Seattle…West Iredell names new football coach…Hornets play, Hornets lose
Happy Birthday: Ben Crenshaw, Vicki Peterson, Robert Earl Keen, Kim Coles, Mary J. Blige, Joley Richardson, Amanda Peet
Alabama gets green light for execution https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-can-carry-out-1st-execution-using-nitrogen-gas-federal-judge-says/
Selena Gomez will portray Linda Ronstadt https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/selena-gomez-will-portray-grammy-winning-singer-linda-ronstadt-in-upcoming-biopic/ar-AA1mLJHc
Gee, no more Aaron Rodgers. Can we get rid of Pat McAfee too ?
Word of the Day: fission [ fish-uhn ] The act of cleaving or splitting into parts. Also called nuclear fission .The splitting of the nucleus of an atom into nuclei of lighter atoms, accompanied by the release of energy. From Latin meaning to split or divide.
Quote of the Day: “I think the first duty of society is justice”… Alexander Hamilton (Born this day in 1755)