Monday, April 5th. Day 95 of 2021
Happy Easter Monday !
1621: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England
1923: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company began the first regular production of balloon tires
1951: Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for committing espionage for the Soviet Union
1955: Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister
1998: In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world (1.23 miles)
2010: Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia
In the News: Pedestrian struck and killed in Iredell County…High speed chase begins in Alexander County on Friday…Taylorsville man nabbed with stolen vehicle…Alexander County man arrested Sunday morning…
Weather: Sunny with an afternoon high around 75 !
Sports: Cougars hammer Hickory, sets up showdown with South Caldwell…Gonzaga vrs Baylor for College Hoops crown tonight…Who replaces Roy in Chapel Hill ?…Stanford holds off Arizona for women’s title…Hornets lose another player to injury…Jordan Spieth tunes up for Masters…1st weekend of Baseball in the books…Canes win again
Happy Birthday: Colin Powell, Michael Moriarty, Paula Cole, Henrik Stenson, Charlotte Flair
The crisis at our Southern border is beyond crisis https://www.chron.com/news/article/Border-crossings-in-March-jumped-to-highest-level-16073570.php
Woman in the UK give birth to “Super Twins) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/super-twins-superfetation-three-weeks-apart/
Gene Price will be in the studio this morning at 7:45 to talk about the annual Caitlyn Price Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday at Brushy Mountain Golf Club
Quote of the Day: “I Was No Longer the Right Man for the Job”…Roy Williams after announcing on Friday he was stepping down as UNC’s Basketball Coach