Monday, June 5th. Day 156 of 2023
It’s Moonshine Day ! How many gallons have been made around here ?
1752: Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity. You know the neighbors thought he was nuts
1851: Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin
1927: Johnny Weissmuller set two world records in swimming. He went on to become Tarzan in a series of motion pictures
1956: Elvis Presley introduces his new single, “Hound Dog”, on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements
1981: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were suffering from a rare pneumonia. They were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS
1998: Volkswagen AG won approval to buy Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
In the News: Another quake in Western NC on Sunday…Taylorsville Town Board and Alexander County Commissioners both have meetings today…Utility pole clipped in Taylorsville Sunday morning…Taylorsville man jailed for probation violation…Alexander County man cited for resisting arrest…
Weather: Sunshine with a few clouds, high around 82
Sports: Only Duke and Wake Forest remain from area in NCAA Baseball Tournament…Heat even series with Nuggets…Game II of NHL finals tonight in Vegas…Hovland wins on PGA Tour…Braves win with slam
Happy Birthday: Ken Follett, Robert Kraft, Suze Orman, Nancy Stafford, Kenny G, Mark Wahlberg, Torry Holt, Sam Darnold
Big Boom creates a stir https://www.yahoo.com/news/unresponsive-small-plane-over-washington-223255592.html
Billy Joel’s run at MSG to end https://apnews.com/article/billy-joel-madison-square-garden-residency-ending-53c05c88fedc151ec4efb850ec7d4031
Word of the Day : Saskatchewan A province in Western Canada. 251,700 sq. mi.. Capital: Regina. A river in SW Canada, flowing E to Lake Winnipeg: formed by the junction of the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers. 1,205 miles .
Quote of the Day: “My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me”…Ivy Compton-Burnett