Friday, March 10th. Day 69 of 2023
It’s Take Pride in your Middle Name ! Mine’s Calvin, very proud of it
Happy Bagpipe Day ! I love them, the Kilts rock too
1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War
1876: Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call
1922: Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi
1933: The Long Beach earthquake affects the Greater Los Angeles Area, leaving around 108 people dead
1941: The Brooklyn Dodgers announced the team would wear batting helmets during the upcoming season
1969: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later recanted his plea
1971: The Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18
1977: Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus. Insert punch-line here
In the News: Congressman McHenry to hold office hours next week in Taylorsville…Only 8 cases of COVID-19 reported last week in Alexander County…Taylorsville man arrested and released…Taylorsville man arrested after evidence discovered in Lincoln County…Granite Falls man facing child-exploitation charges…ATM hit in Hickory
Weather: Showers to start. Sun appears and it gets windy
Sports: Cougar Athletics has an epic day on Thursday ! Tar Heel fans put their fans out of misery…Pack lays egg…Hornets win…Canes win…Panthers still reworking contracts to clear cap space…Shootout at TPC…NASCAR runs in Phoenix
Happy Birthday: Chuck Norris, Sharon Stone, Jasmine Guy, Rod Woodson, Jon Hamm, Carrie Underwood, Justin Herbert
Word of the Day: gravitas grav·i·tas … high seriousness (as in a person’s bearing or in the treatment of a subject) Sentence: She had serious gravitas on the subject.
The word comes straight from Latin. Among the Romans, gravitas was thought to be essential to the character and functions of any adult (male) in authority. Even the head of a household or a low-level official would strive for this important quality. We use gravitas today to identify the same solemn dignity in men and women.
Limbaugh’s home sells for large price in Florida https://nypost.com/2023/03/09/rush-limbaughs-palm-beach-home-sells-for-155m/
Don’t Forget to Spring Forward before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time begins !
Quote of the Day: “I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not! I said, well, I think you stink! He gave me a technical. You can’t trust em”…Jim Valvano (Born this day in 1946)