Monday, August 30th. Day 242 of 2021
Let’s have a glass, it’s Cabernet Day !
1780: General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army
1905: Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers
1963: The “Hotline” between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation
1965: Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first black justice to sit on the Supreme Court
1991: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union
1992: The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities
In the News: COVID-19’s climb continues….Hickory Oktoberfest scrapped due to COVID…Spry honored by Alexander County Schools…Mt Airy man held without bond in Alexander County Jail…Taylorsville man arrested by Hickory Police…Hiddenite man charged with assault…Taylorsville Police charge Statesville woman
Weather: Hot, very hot today ! Ida might bring some rain later in the week
Sports: Cougars roll late to win ugly game at North Gaston…Panthers click against Steelers Friday night…Cantlay wins playoff…NASCAR post season field is set…Braves take 2 of 3 from Giants…MadBum takes Sunday loss…Rays on a roll
Happy Birthday: Warren Buffett, Elizabeth Ashley, Timothy Bottoms, Michael Chiklis, Cameron Diaz, Andy Roddick
Get your Shot !
Quote of the Day: “If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much”…Ted Williams (Born this day in 1918)