Monday, October 5th. Day 279 of 2020
Today is World Teachers Day !
1921: The World Series is broadcast on Radio for the first time
1947: President Truman makes the first-ever televised Oval Office address
1968: “Magic Carpet Ride” was released by Steppenwolf
1969: A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed without being detected
1991: Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced that his country would cut its nuclear arsenal in response to the arms reduction that was initiated by U.S. President George Bush
1999: MCI Worldcom Inc. and Sprint Corp. announced plans to merge
In the News: 8th COVID-19 associated death recorded in county….Alexander County unemployment drops 2 percent…Pedestrian killed in Wilkes County… Taylorsville man facing charges…Man charged with Iredell County murder being held in Alexander County Jail
Weather: More Sun, high around 70 today
Sports: Panthers impressive in home win…UNC, NC State, and Wake all get wins…Baseball Playoffs begin Elite Eight…Heat back in Series against Lakers…Hamlin win crash-strewn race at Talladega
Happy Birthday: Barry Switzer, Steve Miller, Brian Johnson, Karen Allen, Michael Andretti, – Patrick Roy, Mario Lemieux, Grant Hill, Kate Winslet
Sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Bob Gibson passed over the weekend at the age of 84. Gibson was just mean on the mound. He was out there to win and that’s what he did. Bullet-Bob has a blazing fastball and a burning desire to be the best and that’s what he was in his days with the St Louis Cardinals. Intimidate and Dominate, that’s how he did it
Enjoyed some exciting College Football on Saturday. Great win for NC State at Pitt !
When will things ever be normal again ? Dr Fauci takes a stab at it https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dr-fauci-predicts-life-normal-110525088.html
Quote of the Day: “When you’re green, your growing. When you’re ripe, you rot” Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds (Born this day in 1902)