Monday, April 12th. Day 102 of 2021
Happy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day ! I’ve always felt that if someone makes you a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, they love you
1861: The American Civil War begins when Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina
1877: A catcher’s mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng
1927: Rocksprings, Texas was hit by an F5 tornado that destroyed 235 of the town’s 247 buildings. 72 people were killed
1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes President
1987: Texaco filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it failed to settle a legal dispute with Pennzoil Co.
1999: President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a civil lawsuit; he is later fined and disbarred
In the News: Man identified in fatal Hiddenite fire…County Commissioners to hold Public Hearing on making County School Board Elections a partisan office…Alexander County COVID cases continue to grow…Four charged in last week’s double shooting appear in court today in Taylorsville…Hiddenite man charged with kidnapping and assault
Weather: Sunshine with a high in mid to upper 70’s. A bit breezy at times
Sports: Cougars crush South Caldwell to earn spot in State Playoffs, will travel to Mt Tabor in 1st Round…LRU falls in SAC Football Championship…Gunnar Anderson honored with award…Japanese invasion at The Masters…Truex wins at Martinsville…Did the Braves get hosed Sunday night ?
Happy Birthday: Hardy Krüger, Herbie Hancock, David Letterman, Scott Turow, Vince Gill, Andy Garcia, Shannen Doherty, Claire Danes
Duke students required to get vaccine https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/547481-duke-university-to-require-vaccinations-for-fall-semester
Las Vegas to ban grass ? https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/las-vegas-pushes-ban-ornamental-grass-77006404
Highlight of the weekend at the Masters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HooSJVN7mwE
Quote of the Day: “A friend to all is a friend to none”…Aristotle