Monday, August 21st. Day 233 of 2023
I’s Senior Citizens Day. At what age are you considered a Senior Citizen ?
Happy Poet’s Day
1888: The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs
1911: Davinci’s Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre Museum employee. It was recovered and returned to display in 1914
1923: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, an ordinance was passed forbidding dancers from gazing into the eyes of their partner
1925: John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial” in Tennessee, fined $100 and costs
1959: Hawaii became the 50th state. President Eisenhower also issued the order for the 50 star flag
1984: Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game
1993: NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft. The fate of the spacecraft was unknown
2017: A full Lunar Eclipse traverses the continental United States
In the News: Taylorsville man charged with firing shots into dwelling in both Alexander and Catawba Counties…Taylorsville man arrested in Catawba County…Alexander County man gets 9 months in jail…Hiddenite woman sent to jail for 90 days…Troutman man will be tried for murder of three family members
Weather: Hot, that’s the best way to put it. High 92-94 !
Sports: Cougar Football stifles Statesville…AC Men’s Soccer, Volleyball and Women’s Golf all in action today…Spain wins Women’s World Cup…Victor Hovland cashes big ticket…William Byron wins at Watkins Glenn…Braves lose on Sunday….Seattle has won 6 straight…8 losses in a row for the Yankees
Happy Birthday: Jackie DeShannon, Peter Weir, Archie Griffin, Jim McMahon, Carrie-Anne Moss, Usain Bolt, Kacey Musgraves, Hayden Panettiere
Binge Drinking and Marijuana use at all-time high https://www.fox5ny.com/news/binge-drinking-marijuana-use-reached-record-highs-in-middle-aged-adults-study-finds
Word of the Day: bellicose [ bel-i-kohs ] Inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious. People use caution with him because of his bellicose nature.
Quote of the Day: “Nobody roots for Goliath”…Wilt Chamberlain ( Born this day in 1936)