Monday, April 19th. Day 109 of 2021
Today in Bicycle Day !
1775: American Revolutionary War begins with fighting in Lexington and Concord, Mass
1897: The first Boston Marathon was held
1965: At a cost of $20,000, the original Astrodome ceiling is painted because the sun’s glare makes fielding fly balls hazardous. It causes thegrass to die and spurs the introduction of artificial turf next season
1971: Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate–LaBianca murders
1993: The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
1995: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six
2011: Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since 1961
In the News: Structure destroyed by fire in Alexander County…Minor earthquake centered in Western Iredell County on Saturday morning…Alexander County COVID-19 count at 4,265…Wilkes County Judge suspended by State Supreme Court…Taylorsville woman facing charges…Alexander County woman charged with having drugs on jail premises
Weather: Clouds to begin, Sunshine later with high in low 70’s
Sports: Cougar Football season ends in Winston Salem…14 Cougars named all-conference, Craig tabbed co-player of the year…Hornets get win on Sunday…Alex Bowman wins in Richmond…Mad Bum gets win on Sunday
Happy Birthday: Elinor Donahue, Tim Curry, Ashley Judd, James Franco, Kate Hudson, Troy Polamalu, Maria Sharapova
America’s oldest living person dies in Charlotte https://www.wbtv.com/2021/04/17/charlottes-hester-ford-previously-oldest-living-american-dies-years-old/
Poll says end lifetime appointment to Supreme Court https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/most-americans-want-end-lifetime-supreme-court-appointments-2021-04-18/
Sad to see the Cougar Football season come to an end. Good season and the program and the culture is very strong but we have to figure out how to start winning playoff games. By the way, Ryheem Craig NOT being named the Conference Defensive Player of the Year is an abomination and a rank insult. What were they watching ?
Quote of the Day: “I’m always looking for meaningful one-night stands”… Dudley Moore (Born this day in 1935)