Friday, September 15th. Day 258 of 2023
It’s Double Cheeseburger Day and Raspberry Day too
1776: British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution
1883: The University of Texas at Austin opened
1916: During the Battle of the Somme, in France, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields
1928: Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin1954: Marilyn Monroe’s iconic skirt scene is shot during filming for The Seven Year Itch
1982: The first issue of “USA Today” was published
1994: The Major League Baseball season is cancelled for the first time in history
2008: Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history
In the News: Interim tag removed for Taylorsville Police Chief Millsaps…Runaway teen from Stony Point located…Alexander Board of Education expected to vote on proposal for Old Wittenburg Elementary School property at October meeting…Stony Point man jailed in Iredell County…Teen suffers gunshot wound in Statesville…
Weather: Almost perfection. Sunshine with a high of 78 !
Sports: Cougar Football will limp to Sun Valley this evening…JV Cougar Football falls Thursday night…Eagles take advantage of Viking fumbles…Big Day in College Football on Saturday…Rays pull to within one of Orioles in AL East…NASCAR runs Bristol Saturday night
Happy Birthday: Tommy Lee Jones, Oliver Stone, Pete Carroll, Dan Marino, Prince Harry, Danny Nucci, Heidi Montag
A California Skittles ban ? https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/california-skittles-ban-advances-governors-172818534.html
Word of the Day: evince [ ih-vins ] To show clearly; make evident. Evince comes from the Latin word ēvincere, meaning “to conquer, overcome, carry one’s point.” The artist’s masterpiece evinces her incredible talent and attention to detail.
Quote of the Day: “Jogging is my idea of nothing to do”… Merlin Olsen (Born this day in 1940)