Tuesday, January 2nd
It’s World Introvert Day
1872: Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church, was arrested on a charge of bigamy. He had 25 wives
1892: Ellis Island opened as America’s first federal immigration center
1910: The first junior high school in the United States opened in Berkeley, California
1929: The United States and Canada reached an agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls
1960: Senator. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination
1967: Ronald Reagan is sworn in as Governor of California
1974: President Nixon signed a bill requiring all states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was intended to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab oil-producing countries
1996: AT&T announced that it would eliminate 40,000 jobs over three years
2023: Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapses in cardiac arrest and is revived by CPR on the field in televised NFL game against the Bengals in Cincinnati
In the News: Alexander County judicial candidate will remain on ballot after hearing…Taylorsville Town Board meets today…Fatal plane crash in Iredell County likely caused by engine failure…Conover woman dies in head-on collision…Taylorsville woman charged with vehicle larceny…Alexander County man jailed on drug charges
Weather: Sunny with a high around 50 today
Sports: Lady Cougar Basketball wins second straight Holiday Tournament…Some ACC Hoops tonight on the tube…It’s will be Michigan and Washington for the College Football National Championship…Panther fans are asking, can you fire an owner ?
Happy Birthday: Calvin Hill, Jack Hanna, David Cone, Edgar Martínez, Tia Carrere, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Christy Turlington, Taye Diggs, Dax Shepard, Kate Bosworth
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Word of the Day: Pollyanna [ pol-ee-an-uh ] An excessively or blindly optimistic person. One that follows the edict or policies set by leaders regardless. First recorded in 1910–15; from the name of the child heroine in the novel Pollyanna (1913), written by Eleanor Hodgman Porter.
Quote of the Day: “I will offer a choice, not an echo”… Barry Goldwater (Born this day in 1902)