Monday, January 30
It’s Croissant Day!
Happy Bubble Wrap Day. Come on, you can’t resist popping a few bubbles
It’s Yodel for Your Neighbors Day. If I get arrested, you’ll know I tried it
1649: England’s King Charles I was beheaded
1798: The first brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives took place. Congressmen Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold fought on the House floor.
1847: The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco
1933: Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor
1948: Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist
1961: “I Fall to Pieces” is released by Patsy Cline. It would later be named “Song of the Year”
1969: The Beatles’ give what would be their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police
1975: Ernő Rubik applies for a patent for his “Magic Cube” invention, later to be known as a Rubik’s cube
2020: The World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 pandemic to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
In the News: County Democrats hold FDR Dinner tonight…Alexander County Sheriff’s Office make big meth haul, arrest three…Hiddenite man arrested for felony possession of meth…Taylorsville man arrested again…Taylorsville man charged with assault…Wilkes County teen charged with 30 counts involving child pornography
Weather: More Clouds and rain. It’s getting a little old
Sports: Cougar ACHS Cheer Team wins State Title !!!…AC Basketball takes 3 of 4 Friday night at Ashe County…Eagles and Chiefs in super Bowl. Injuries have about as much to do with the games as not…Philly an early two point favorite…Canes beat Boston
Happy Birthday: Vanessa Redgrave, Dick Cheney, Phil Collins, Nolan Ryan, Curtis Strange, Tom Izzo, Minnie Driver, Christian Bale
New strain of Gonorrhea has health officials concerned https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/us-investigating-first-cases-of-new-drug-resistant-gonorrhea-strain/ar-AA16x0NO
A member of “The Adams Family’ has died https://nypost.com/2023/01/30/original-wednesday-addams-lisa-loring-dead-at-64/
Word of the Day: Nepo Baby
[ nep-oh bey-bee ]
The slang term Nepo Baby refers to a famous person who has at least one parent (or another close family member) who is a celebrity.
The term is often used in an at least mildly negative way to imply that the person’s fame and career opportunities are mainly or solely due to their family relation.
Quote of the Day: “It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men” …Mae West