Friday, July 16th. Day 197 of 2021
It’s World Snake Day. The slithering serpents get their day too ?
1790: The District of Columbia is established as our Nation’s Capital
1935: The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1941: Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record
1945: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico
1969: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched
1980: Ronald Regan wins the Republican nomination for Presidnet at the Detroit Convention
1981: After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
In the News: Parkers waive extradition back to North Carolina…Husband of Hickory murder victim is suing the Taylorsville woman who Police say pulled the trigger…Statesville woman dies in housefire…Another suspect arrested in Iredell County housefire…Caldwell County Deputy shot in Granite Falls standoff, suspect in custody…Man arrested for statutory rape in Catawba County…Taylorsville woman arrested Thursday
Weather: Hot, high near 90, maybe a Boomer
Sports: Cougar Football begins season 5 weeks from tonight…Panthers extend contract of their best (by fat) Offensive Lineman…Louie leads at British Open…Baseball dealing with COVID issues again…NBA Finals on hold till Saturday…NASCAR in New Hampshire
Happy Birthday: Margaret Court, Jimmy Johnson, Phoebe Cates, Phil Hellmuth, Will Ferrell, Barry Sanders, Larry Sanger, Adam Scott, AnnaLynne McCord
Music in Taylorsville tonight ! The Night Move Band on the square ! Bring the kids! Bring a chair or blanket! Bring your dancing shoes and let’s CELEBRATE coming together with Dogs-r-us hot dog stand, Abby’s Shiver Shack, Bam’s Sandwich Bistro food truck, and Cherry Pop’s Ice Cream Shop!
Quote of the Day: “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway”… Erma Bombeck