* * * * F R I D A Y * * * * * D E C E M B E R 8th * * * * * D A Y 342 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s Christmas Card Day ! In England, Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant who was responsible for the idea of sending greetings scribbled into the now familiar cards we get around the season of good cheer.
1941: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be “a date which will live in infamy”, after which the U.S. declares war on Japan
Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days in 1962
Former Beatle John Lennon is murdered in front of The Dakota in New York City in 1980. The nation learned of the death when Howard Cosell announces it on Monday Night Football
In the News: Extra security precautions taken Thursday at ACHS…Local Prison is a No Drone Zone…Deadline to beat the ObamaCare Deadline a week away…Man found dead in Statesville parking lot…Smash and grab robberies in area…Iredell man charged with sex crimes involving children
Rain and maybe some snow mixed in for good measure today
Cougar Hoops host Statesville tonight…AC Wrestling at Bunker Hill Duals…Hibriten will play for Title Saturday…LRU names new coach, Tennessee too…Panthers get two pro bowl talents back in lineup for Sunday…Falcons stifle Saints Thursday night…Army-Navy is Saturday, that’s real college football !
Happy Birthday: Kim Basinger , Roy Firestone, Teri Hatcher, Kevin Harvick, Phillip Rivers
I see where the five wealthiest counties in the nation are all Washington, DC suburbs….What does that tell you ?
The 16th Annual Christmas in Bethlehem is this weekend
If you’re pondering what to get me for Christmas, a Bitcoin would be nice
Quote of the Day: “With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounding determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God”…FDR’s speech to Congress this day in 1941