Monday August 2nd. Day 214 of 2021
Eat it before it melts, It’s Ice Cream Sandwich Day !
1776: The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place
1861: Congress passed the first income tax. The revenues were intended for the war effort against the South.
1921: Eight Chicago White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series. They were however banned from Baseball for life
1923: Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding
1939: Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to President Roosevelt, urging him to develop a program to create a nuclear weapon
1983: The House of Representatives approved a law that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The law was signed by President Reagon on November 2
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War
In the News: COVID cases soaring in Alexander County…County Board of Education expected to set mask policy today…County Commissioners meet this evening…Fire doused Saturday morning at Alexander Prison…Teen charged with fatal hit-and-run in Hickory…Body found near Wilkesboro restaurant…Hickory couple charged with Alexander County break-ins…Wilkes County man arrested in Alexander County
Weather: Sunny and much more comfortable today. Rain coming Tuesday
Sports: Cougar Fall Sports Practice officially begins this today…USA leads medal count at Olympics…US women’s Soccer teams falls to Canada this morning…Trade frenzy sets tone for Major League Baseball…Hornets mulling roster decisions
Happy Birthday: Joanna Cassidy, Butch Patrick, Victoria Jackson, Tim Wakefield
Here’s hoping your Tomato Plants are flourishing because we’re likely to have a shortage https://kion546.com/news/2021/07/29/tomato-shortage-due-drought-could-hike-up-prices-of-the-crop/
Quote of the Day: “Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable”…Shimon Peres (Born this day in 1923)