* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * N O V E M B E R 23rd * * * * D A Y 326 of 2018 * * * *
It’s Black Friday ! If you see me in a retail store, call 911 because I’m obviously being held hostage
1889: The first Jukebox went into operation at the Palace Royale Saloon in San Francisco
LIFE Magazine debuts in 1936
Nearly 5,000 die in a series of earchquakes in Italy in 1980
Singer Freddie Mercury dies in 1991
1998: The United States tobacco industry agrees to the largest civial settlement in history. They would pay $206 billion to sick smoker and settle all state claims
In the News: One airlifted from crash on Highway 16 Thursday morning…County Offices and Town Hall remain closed today…Wilkes County man charged with death by vehicle…Statesville man charged with multiple felony drug counts…Hit and run in Hickory
Weather: Chilly today, cold rain tonight
Sports: Hardee to be inducted into State Hall of Fame…High School Football Playoffs resume this evening…Saints, Cowbaoys, and Bears get Thanksgiving wins in NFL…Big Saturday for LRU and App State Football….Tar Heel Hoops fall in VegasHappy Birthday: Luis Tiant, Susan Anspach, Bruce Hornsby, Robin Roberts, Miley Cyrus
Tiger and Phil will duel today in a made for TV pay per view event in Vegas. It would interest me if they were putting up about $5 million each, winner take all.
Back to normal today. Thanksgiving goodwill can only last so long I suppose !
Quote of the Day: “Make sure the clothes you buy on Black Friday take into account how fat you got on Thanksgiving”…Unknown