Friday June 18th. Day 169 of 2021
Here’s an outstanding idea, It’s Go Fishing Day !
Dig them out of the closet, today is Flip-Flop Day
1812: A United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison, beginning the War of 1812
1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election
1923: Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets
1940: The “Finest Hour” speech is delivered by Winston Churchill
1948: Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3
1953: Egypt was proclaimed to be a republic
1983: Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space
In the News: Alexander County COVID-19 Update, 5 new cases reported…County Commissioners release agenda for Monday meeting…Summer on the Square Concerts return Saturday…Taylorsville man held without bond on long list of charges…Taylorsville woman jailed for obstruction of justice…Stony Point woman back in custody again…Taylorsville Police charge man…
Weather: Sunny and Warm, High around 90 today
Sports: St Stephens and McDowell win in State Baseball Playoffs…Moonshiner Doubleheader tonight in town…Henley leads at the US Open…Bucks force Game VII…Lightening win on the Island…College World Series begins Saturday, NC State opens against Stanford…Morton carries the Braves…NASCAR returns to Music City
Happy Birthday: Paul McCartney, Carol Kane, Isabella Rossellini, Bruce Smith, Blake Shelton
Governor frees North Carolina Death Row Inmate https://www.wral.com/north-carolina-governor-grants-pardon-to-ex-death-row-inmate/19729570/
Veteran actor who played “Herb” on “WKRP in Cincinnati” has died https://apnews.com/article/ar-state-wire-cincinnati-entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-37ccf784c5b01012bbbea97c15d40d41
Put down the phone and drive !
Go Wolfpack this weekend in the College World Series !
Quote of the Day: “When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed”… Lou Brock (Born this day in 1939)