* * * * M O N D A Y * * * * A P R I L 1st * * * * D A Y 91 of 2019 * * * *
It’s April Fools’ Day !
1778: Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the “$” symbol
1826: Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine
1924: Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years imprisonment for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch” but spends only nine months in jail
1970: President Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio, effective 1 January 1971
1976: Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne
1985: Villanova shocks Georgetown to win the College Basketball National Championship
In the News: Stony Point home destroyed by fire on Saturday…Taylorsville Police Officers save a man with drug overdose…Man arrested in Taylorsville for exposing himself…Watauga County Deputy shoots and kills man…Man and woman facing child abuse charges in Iredell County…County Commissioners meet this evening
Weather: sunshine to start the new week. No very warm though !
Sports: Final Four is set, No Devils and No Heels…Virginia will carry the ACC torch……Cougars have tough Friday against South Caldwell…Hornets get walloped by the Warriors…Last week of regular season in NHL, Canes clinging to last spot…Hamlin overcomes pit road woes to win in NASCAR…First weekend in the books in Baseball, only one undefeated team
Happy Birthday: Ali MacGraw, Phil Niekro, Susan Boyle, Rachel Maddow
Thanks to Alexander Central Principal Gordon Palmer for coming on live Friday morning and explaining what caused the “False Alarm” last week at the local high school. I still say, Alexander County has never shined brighter than it did during that thought to be emergency
It’s April Fools Day so don’t be the one that gets a Gotcha !
Dashed hopes of seeing multiple ACC teams in the Final Four after Carolina and Duke both were sent packing over the weekend. Don’t blame the officiating, they just were beaten. I’m pulling for Virginia now
Quote of the Day: “A Fool is wise in his eyes”…King Solomon