Friday, October 7th. Day 280 of 2022
Rub a Dub, It’s Bathtub Day !
1826: The Granite Railway of Massachusetts begins operations as the first chartered railway in the United States
1918: The Georgia Tech football team defeated Cumberland College 222-0
1949: The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed
1958: The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury
2001: Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hits his 73rd home run of the season setting a single-season record that still stands
2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in a recall election
In the News: Missing teen from Taylorsville returned home on Thursday…Iredell County couple facing felony drug trafficking charges in Alexander County…Charlotte man nabbed on drug charges by Taylorsville Police…Claremont man pleads guilty to second-degree murder…Concert Saturday night at County Courthouse Park…Octoberfest returns to Hickory this weekend
Weather: Sunny, near 80 today. Dry but cooler this weekend
Sports: JV Cougar Football falls in Boone…Homecoming battle tonight at Alexander Central, Cougars host Watauga…Thursday night stinker in NFL…Panthers host 49rs on Sunday…Some big games in College Football this weekend…Baseball Playoffs begin today…NASCAR run the Roval in Charlotte
Happy Birthday: John Mellencamp, Vladimir Putin, Michael W. Smith, Simon Cowell,Yo-Yo Ma, Toni Braxton, Taylor Hicks, Bree Olson, Mookie Betts
Woops, they shot the wrong wolf https://apnews.com/article/science-washington-business-spokane-wolves-d62fdf6b7de57576f3c759a6df77fc40
Big one tonight at the crumbling edifice that is Cougar Stadium. It’s Homecoming and it’s Watauga ! We’ll play Cougar Football Trivia at 7:45 this morning. Somebody wins tickets thanks to Carolina Farm Credit and a meal from PJ’s Bethlehem Seafood and Steak !
Quote of the Day: Quote of the Day: “I admit I’m being paid well, but it’s no more than I deserve. After all, I’ve been screwed more times than a hooker”… Sean Connery