Friday, January 5th
It’s Whipped Cream Day
Happy National Bird Day !
1781: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold
1914: Ford Motor Company announced a new daily minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. Pretty close to what I make but work more than eight-hours a day
1925: Nellie Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in US history
1933: Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco
1972: President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle
1973: Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen’s debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ”
1998: Sonny Bono died in skiing accident
2021: The United Kingdom says that one in every 50 citizens had contracted COVID-19
In the News: Alexander County unemployment ticks up slightly…The deadline to pay 2023 Alexander County Property Tax is 5pm today…Stony Point woman sentenced to prison…Alexander County man arrested…Three juveniles charged after Iredell County crime spree…
Weather: Very cold start this morning. Wintry mix is likely for early Saturday. Sunshine returns Sunday. Not worthy of a milk and bread run but hey, do what you gotta do !
Sports: NFL wraps up regular season this weekend, Panther fans are overjoyed for that…Michigan a 4.5 point pick in Monday night CFB National Championship…App gets a hoop win…UNC, NC State, Wake Forest and Duke all play Saturday…Canes Aho named to All-Star Team…Braves extend Sale
Happy Birthday: Robert Duvall, Charlie Rose, Diane Keaton, Pamela Sue Martin, Marilyn Manson, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Cavallari
Crew ejects from Air Force Bomber https://www.yahoo.com/news/b-1-bomber-crashed-during-060211908.html
Word of the Day: nigh [ NI ] Near in space, time, or relation. Nigh comes from the Old English word nēah, also spelled nēh. Sentence: As the storm grew nigh, the sound of thunder grew louder.
Quote of the Day: “Nothing important has ever come out of San Francisco, Rice-a-Roni aside”… Michael O’Donoghue (Born this day in 1940)