Friday, June 16th. Day 167 of 2023
Happy Fresh Veggie Day !
It’s Fudge Day. Fudge is fine but Brownies are better
1858: Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” while accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate
1903: The Ford Company incorporates
1952: “The Diary of Anne Frank” is published
1963: Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union becomes the first woman in space
1975: Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers in exchange for four players
1978: The film “Grease” opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
1996: Russian voters held their first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin is elected
2015: Donald Trump announces his campaign to run for President
In the News: Alexander County continues to offer discount for water system connection…Catawba County man gets prison time for attempted murder of his brother…Alexander County Sheriff’s Office make another drug arrest…Troutman man charged with juvenile sex crimes…Hickory man tracked and captured in Iredell County…again !
Weather: Sunny and Warm. High around 86
Sports: Two 62’s at US Open, Round II today…College World Series begins today, Wake Forest plays Saturday…Braves keep winning despite injury depleted pitching staff…Public service for Dave Elder this evening at Hickory High School
Happy Birthday: Lamont Dozier, Joan Van Ark, Al Cowlings, Roberto Durán, Gino Vannelli, Phil Mickelson, Missy Peregrym
Word of the Day: barranca buh-rang-kuh A steep-walled ravine or gorge. A gully with steep sides.
Quote of the Day: “If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!”… Stan Laurel
(Born this Day in 1890)