Monday, October 26th. Day 300 of 2020
It’s Pumpkin Day !
1825: The Erie Canal opens, allowing direct passage from the Hudson River to Lake Erie
1858: H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine
1881: The “Gunfight at the OK Corral” took place in Tombstone, AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang
1970: “Doonesbury,” the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, premiered in 28 newspapers across the nation
1993: The NFL announces two expansion franchises. The Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars are born
1996: Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Atlanta Olympic park bombing
In the News: Back to school for Pre-K – 2nd graders today in Alexander County…COVID cases continue to climb in county….Close to 50 percent voter turnout so far in early balloting…Body found identified in Wilkes County…Stony Point man makes court appearance on drug charges today…Man jailed in Alexander County for probation violation…Woman charged with home invasion in Hickory
Weather: Clouds early, Sunshine by mid-morning
Sports: Dodgers win Game V of World Series, teams take day off today…Panthers fall a little short…Seattle knocked from list of unbeatens…Steelers stay perfect…Cam gets benched…NASCAR runs for Brunch today
Happy Birthday: Jaclyn Smith, Pat Sajak, Hillary Clinton, Rita Wilson, Dylan McDermott, Natalie Merchant, Keith Urban, Sasha Cohen
The man who brought us Mr Bojangles has died https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerry-jeff-walker-dies-at-78-singer-songwriter-mr-bojangles/
What happened to all that toilet paper you were hoarding ?
Dallas Cowboy fans are very quiet of late, or so it seems to me
Quote of the Day: “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing”… Abraham Lincoln