Friday, May 8th. Day 129 of 2020
Happy No Socks Day !
1541: Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo
1886: Atlanta Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named “Coca-Cola”1956: Alfred E Neuman appears on the cover of Mad Magaizine for the first time
1973: A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants
1978: David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” killer pleads guilty to six murder charges in New York City
1999: The first female cadet graduated from The Citadel
In the News: Taylorsville man arrested on child porn charges…Alexander County man found asleep at the wheel then arrested…Hickory man missing…Convenience store heist in Hickory…Phase I beings at 5pm bring only minor changes to pandemic
Weather: Clouds take over, some showers possible. Temps will be chilly for the weekend
Sports: The Northwestern Conference Baseball and Softball Tournament Finals would have been held this evening…Former hoop coach is back on the bench in area…NFL release schedules for 2020, Panthers open at home against the Vegas RaidersHappy Birthday: Toni Tennille, Bill Cowher, Ronnie Lott, Melissa Gilbert, Enrique Iglesias, Kemba Walker
Unemployment at 33.5 million. That’s scary and what’s more scary it makes some people happy. Those people ARE the problem, more of a problem than the pandemic !
When the restaurants can allow dine-in meals, I’m buying !
Quote of the Day: “I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell”…Harry S Truman (Born this day in 1884)