Friday, January 14th. Day 45 of 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day !
1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray
1929: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago. It becomes known as the St Valentine’s Day Massacre
1946: ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was unveiled. The device, built at the University of Pennsylvania, was the world’s first general purpose electronic computer1967: Aretha Franklin records “Respect” in Detroit
1989: The first satellite of the Global Positioning System was placed into orbit around Earth
2005: You Tube is launched
2018: A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida leaves 17 dead
In the News: 165 votes cast during day 1 pf early voting in Alexander County..Murder charge filed after fatal stabbing last October at Alexander Prison…Alexander County woman facing assault charges…Wilkes man convicted of child pornography charges…Iredelll County man jailed on child porn offenses
Weather: Sunshine today, High in 40’s. Really cold tonight
Sports: Cougars Hoops wind up regular season at South Caldwell tonight…NBA All-Star weekend, wake me when that’s over…Logano and Byron win twin qualifying races at Daytona, who you got in the 500?…Kuchar leads star studded field in La La Land
Happy Birthday: Hugh Downs, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Bernstein, Teller, Renée Fleming, Meg Tilly, Jim Kelly, Rob Thomas
OK guys, hope you took care of getting something special for that special-someone because it’s here. Valentine’s Day. Tell her you love her, tell her she’s beautiful, and give her something expensive. They keep score !
Can’t give the Houston Astros much credit for that clumsy attempt to put the sign-stealing scandal behind them on Thursday. Some players did ok but some didn’t. Just admit you did it, tell the truth, and let’s move on. When the Red Sox get their punishment for the same thing, it’s starts all over again
***TRAVEL ALERT*** Beware of Dry Pavement this morning ! It’s something that’s not the norm
Quote of the Day: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take”…Wayne Gretzky